Senate candidates make one last pitch for votes: Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez made one last pitch for votes last night, but he is trailing in the polls and low voter turnout is also expected today. Congressman Markey, on the other hand, is backed by the Democrat's vaunted political operation. Reporters Joshua Miller and Michael Levenson detail.
- As voting nears, Senate race finally heats up: Literally. The candidates' campaign staff, already fatigued by the compressed special-election calendar, showed signs of wilting Monday as temperatures reached the mid-90s. Boston.com politics editor Jim O'Sullivan details.
- A Senate campaign that never caught fire: Politics is supposed to be the Bay State's blood sport, but today's election seems to show otherwise, writes columnist Tom Keane.
- Dirty secrets and sweet deals: Columnist Farah Stockman says the trial of "Whitey" Bulger is showing how much the criminal justice system relies on informants.