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  •  do unto others before they do it to you (25+ / 0-)

    Gomez, et al are just sad that Markey got in the first good jab.

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    by history first on Fri May 03, 2013 at 10:18:19 AM PDT

    •  spot on (1+ / 0-)
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      What levels of name recognition do these two have and are there any clear advantages for either in that department?

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      by Satya1 on Fri May 03, 2013 at 11:01:43 AM PDT

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      •  Markey (0+ / 0-)

        has been in Congress for 36 years but is not that well-known outside his district.

        Gomez's lack of name recognition is for now, I think, a distinct advantage. Gomez has never run for office before (other than coming in last for town selectman). Having come out of nowhere to win a 3-way GOP primary (largely because he had four times the money his boring white guy opponents had and was the only GOP candidate with TV ads), he's the media darling of the week. But nobody knows much of anything about his positions right now. That will change.

        Gomez is trying to paint Markey as stale and the consummate DC insider. That might appeal to "independent" apolitical voters who like a "fresh face" (who exist in large numbers here) but in the end I think we'll get it done for Markey once we hit the doors and Gomez's positions become better known.

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        by fenway49 on Fri May 03, 2013 at 02:58:41 PM PDT

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        •  Some will not like Gomez's name (0+ / 0-)

          For the truly brain-dead GOP voters it may be very, very difficult to pull a lever for someone named "Gomez".  And since this is a special election, the outcome is supposed to have a lot to do with motivated voters, which in the case of the GOP means the least sophisticated.

          Right party, wrong name.  One could call it the "Rubio Effect".

          I could be wrong, but I doubt it.

    •  pre-emptive strike just like his entry in the race (0+ / 0-)

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      by annieli on Fri May 03, 2013 at 01:54:19 PM PDT

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