We congratulate U.S. Senate candidates, Congressman Edward J. Markey and Gabriel E. Gomez, on their impressive statewide victories in the Democratic and Republican primaries Tuesday. It was great to see our our congressman, who has represented the district for 37 years, receive the highest vote total among all candidates in all six of Winthrop’s precincts. We’re sure Ed Markey – whose aide in Winthrop, Patrick Lally, has been such a tremendous asset to his staff – is grateful to the residents of Winthrop for giving him a solid victory in the town.
The attention of the electorate now turns to the Markey-Gomez final election scheduled for June 25. There should be some interesting debates along the way and we’re sure our residents – who take a backseat to no one when it comes to being in the know about state and national politics – will be closely following the developments on the campaign trail as Massachusetts fills the vacancy created by John Kerry’s appointment as Secretary of State.