Rep. Ed Markey campaigning for Senate in Beverly, Mass. February, 2013.
This is not encouraging:
PPP warned us that their new Massachusetts poll would depict a close race, and they weren't kidding. Fresh off Tuesday's primary, here's where things stand:
Ed Markey (D): 44
Gabriel Gomez (R): 40
Undecided: 16
As David Nir says, that's not terribly surprising, because Massachusetts isn't necessarily a lock for Democrats down ballot. Witness Scott Brown. And like Scott Brown, Republican Gabriel Gomez is trying to sell himself as a guy who's above the political fray, who says he "sees 'a lot of unproductive noise and bickering' in Washington and thinks he can help fix problems.'"
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But as Jed Lewison writes, he's anything but. He's nothing more than a swift boater, the spokesman for a right-wing, secretly funded special interest group called the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund. That's the group that spent nearly $500,000 attacking President Obama in the 2012 election over supposed leaks about the operation that killed Osama bin Laden. That's apparently not "unproductive noise" in Gomez's world.

Which perhaps makes him less like Scott Brown than, say, Alan West. Whatever the comparison, that's not what the Senate needs. Help Ed Markey get the word out about who Gomez really is.

Please donate $3 to Ed Markey for Senate.

Originally posted to Joan McCarter on Fri May 03, 2013 at 11:59 AM PDT.

Also republished by Massachusetts Kosmopolitans and Daily Kos.

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