By Jim Clark
Congressman Edward J. Markey carried Somerville in the special state primary election held on Tuesday, overcoming rival Stephen F. Lynch for the Democratic nomination for the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by John Kerry.
Statewide, Markey led Lynch by approximately 14 percentage points based on early precinct reporting.
On the Republican side, Gabriel Gomez’s surprising upset victory over State Rep. Daniel Winslow and Michael Sullivan sets the stage for a General Election standoff against Markey.
As of Tuesday evening, Somerville’s unofficial results are as follows:
Edward J. Markey 6587
Stephen F. Lynch 2120
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Gabriel E. Gomez 330
Michael J. Sullivan 247
Daniel B. Winslow 116
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