Ed Markey has won a full term in the U.S. SenateNicolaus Czarnecki/Metro

CNN is calling the U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts for Ed Markey.


The Malden Democrat, according to the network, defeated Republican Brian Herr and secured a full term in the senate, after first assuming that office last year following John Kerry's U.S. Secretary of State appointment.


Before that, Markey had served as a congressman since 1976.