Massachusetts Senate race http://ripr.org en Mass. Senate: Brown, Markey a dead heat http://ripr.org/post/mass-senate-brown-markey-dead-heat <p>A potential Massachusetts Senate race between Republican Scott Brown and Democrat Ed Markey is a virtual tie. That’s the result of a Public Policy Polling survey that shows Brown with 48 percent and Markey with 45 percent.</p><p>The poll also showed Markey, of Malden, &nbsp;as a big favorite over primary challenger Stephen Lynch, of Boston, by a 52-19 margin.</p><p>The special election slated for June is to fill the seat vacated by John Kerry, who has been confirmed as President Obama’s new secretary of state.</p> Wed, 30 Jan 2013 20:09:27 +0000 Scott MacKay 9485 at http://ripr.org