Markey votes, networks before polls close
MALDEN, Mass. (WHDH) -- Ed Markey voted in his home town of Malden, along with his wife, Dr. Susan Blumenthal. The 66-year-old Congressman has been in office for 37 years and has now wrapped up a six month spring to replace Former Senator John Kerry.
“I just wanted to come by and thank you,” said Markey.
He gave a pep talk to his staffers who were aggressively working to get out the vote.
“We have thousands of people working today all across the state to get out to vote. We talked to about three and a half million on the phones or at their doors in the last four days,” said Markey.
Markey brushed off criticism from his Republican opponent, Gabriel Gomez, who said Markey has been in Congress too long.
“He may be a new face but he represents the oldest, stalest ideas. I want to ban assault weapons, high capacity magazines, Gabriel Gomez does not. I think Wall Street has to have a real watch dog on it, he thinks the regulations are too tough,” said Markey.
Markey had the support of his wife, Dr. Susan Blumenthal, who went to vote with him Tuesday.
“As a physician I can tell you that he’s genetically hard-wired for this profession and for politics. I’m very proud of him,” said Blumenthal.
The polls for the Massachusetts Special Election close at eight o’clock Tuesday.