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Cook Political Report: Mass. Senate Race Now A ‘Toss Up’

With the special election less than a month away, the Cook Political Report has moved the Massachusetts Senate race between Democrat Ed Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez into the ”toss up” category, from “lean Democratic.” The race is to fill John Kerry’s old seat, which he left to become secretary of state.

This seems like good news for the Gomez campaign, which had lost some ground to Markey in recent weeks: A May 13–15 PPP poll showed Markey up seven points over Gomez, while a PPP poll conducted earlier in the month had Gomez down four.

Next week will be the first of two debates between the candidates before the June 25 election.

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