The primary results are in for the 5th district special election. Former Congressman Ed Markey (D) was elected to the Senate in June to fill the remainder of John Kerry’s (D) term after he resigned to be Secretary of State, setting off a special election for Markey’s House seat. On the Democratic side, the race was tight, but State Sen. Katherine Clark (D), who was leading the polls at the end of the race, won the nomination. Attorney Frank Addivinola (R) is the Republican nominee. Turnout for the election was low, as expected. Massachusetts has had its share of elections this year, with a Senate special election earlier in 2013 and several local town elections. The 5th district is solidly blue and the competitive race was the Democratic primary. Barring any unforeseen circumstances, Clark is expected to easily win the general election on December 10th.
There is a time for politics and a time for governing. The time for politics is over the time for governing is upon us.