Congressman Ed Markey will face off against political newcomer Gabriel Gomez in the general election for U.S. Senate in June despite losing in Charlestown to Congressman Stephen Lynch.
Statewide Markey resoundingly defeated Democratic challenger Lynch winning 57% of the vote to Lynch’s 43%.
In Boston Markey received 31,795 votes, or 52%, to Lynch’s 28,625 votes, or 47%.
However, Charlestown’s blue collar working class came out big for Lynch.
Here Lynch beat Markey 1066 to 902.
On the Republican side Gomez was the big winner in the three man Republican primary.
Statewide Gomez beat out Micheal Sullivan and Daniel Winslow for a shot at the U.S. Senate seat.
In Boston Gomez got 2,855 votes while Sullivan finished second with 1,904 votes and Winslow rounding out the race with 820.
In Charlestown Gomez ended the night on top with 167 votes. Sullivan received 80 votes from Charlestown voters while Winslow had only 49 votes.