BOSTON (WWLP) - Congressman Edward Markey says he's delivered his message on improved gun safety, a woman's right to choose and job creation and feels good about Election Day.
He will hold his election night party at the Park Plaza Hotel. The same spot Scott Brown was in November when he lost to Elizabeth Warren. Markey voted in Malden and hit a few campaign stops.
Markey has been leading in the polls throughout this special election. He beat out Stephen Lynch in the Democratic Primary and is hoping to fill John Kerry's seat that Mo Cowen has kept warm.
22News found plenty of Democrats supporters in Springfield Tuesday. "Everything, all of the issues, his issues coincide with all of mine. As a feminist woman I could never vote for a Republican," said Kathleen Stevens of Springfield.
Springfield voters are mostly registered democrats and support their party's candidate. "I believe in Mr. Markey; hopefully Senator Markey's message for social security, and everyone should be taxed the same rate, and I'm very proud of him," said Ann Shields of Springfield.
We have seen in the past that in a special election voter turnout could, or lack there of, swing the entire race, while there is another vote on some people's minds.
Robin Diangelo of Springfield told 22News, "Ed Markey was important for me to vote for, but I'm really concerned about the casino which is really specific to Springfield."
That vote in Springfield is scheduled for July 16th.
The poles remain open until tonight at 8:00PM
Since this is a special election, whoever wins will have to run for re-election in November of 2014, a little more than 16 months from now.