Take three minutes to catch up on today’s Mass. special election for Congress

December 10, 2013

Edward J. Markey (D) with his wife, Susan Blumenthal, after winning the special Democratic primary for the U.S. Senate in April. He won the seat in June. (Elise Amendola/Associated Press)

Voters in Massachusetts’s 5th congressional district have the opportunity to take to the polls today to fill the seat vacated by Edward J. Markey (D), who became a senator in July. Haven’t heard of today’s election? Well, don’t be too hard on yourself. “Even in the district, you’re not hearing much about it,” Jon Keller, a political analyst at Boston’s WBZ-TV tells The Post’s Chris Cillizza. Why? Well, election fatigue, for one. It’s also taking place in a region that was just recently redistricted, so even voters there may not realize it’s going on. Watch the three-minute interview with Keller to get caught up to speed on who will become the newest member of the House of Representatives.

Niraj Chokshi reports for GovBeat, The Post's state and local policy blog.
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