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MALDEN – Senator Ed Markey easily defeated his Republican challenger Kevin O’Connor, a Dover lawyer, in the U.S. Senate race in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

The Associated Press (AP) called the race for Sen. Markey literally minutes after the polls closed at 8 p.m.

The November victory was less contested than his primary race against Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy III.

“I ran on racial justice, I ran on the Green New Deal, I ran on a real response to the coronavirus pandemic and the recession which it has created. And the voters responded,” said Sen. Markey, 74, of Malden.

As of 9 p.m., Markey was winning with 67% of the vote

Sen. Markey is ahead 311,610 to 153,060.

Framingham results are not available yet.

Sen. Markey won in Ashland 7,011 to 3,836.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.