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So Gabriel Gomez's (R. MA) campaign is in such rough shape that this guy had to come in and help him:

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell is going to bat for Gabriel Gomez, the GOP’s candidate to replace Sen. John Kerry in the Massachusetts special election.

McConnell sent out a National Republican Senatorial Committee fundraising plea on Gomez’s behalf Friday morning, saying he would match three times any donations up to $32,000.

“A Republican majority in the Senate begins with your support today,” he wrote in the email. “Securing a victory for Gabriel Gomez in the Massachusetts Senate special election on June 25th is crucial to taking back the Senate and removing Harry Reid from power.”

The solicitation from a top Washington Republican — and symbol, at least among the left, of congressional dysfunction — is somewhat surprising given Gomez’s mandate to win in a predominantly Democratic state. - Politico, 5/31/13

Well Congressman Ed Markey (D. MA) is brilliantly taking advantage of Mitch McConnell's (R. KY) fundraising e-mails for Gomez's campaign in the form of attack ads:

The Markey campaign produced a web video highlighting the money pitch and characterizing a Gomez victory as key to Republican attempts to obstruct President Obama’s agenda. “Mitch McConnell led Republicans creating gridlock in the U.S. Senate,” reads a message in the video. It cites McConnell’s opposition to Wall Street reform, an assault weapons ban and the Violence Against Women Act.

The video plays an excerpt of a McConnell speech from before the 2012 election, when he said the GOP’s top “political priority” was denying Obama a second term. “Don’t let national Republicans get their way,” reads another message.

The web ad is part of Markey’s strategy of nationalizing the Senate special election by tying Gomez to a national Republican Party that is unpopular in heavily Democratic Massachusetts. - The Hill, 6/1/13

Yeah, someone should've reminded Gomez that he running for Senate in Massachusetts, not Kentucky.  By the way, Carole King has been very active on the Markey campaign trail:

Carole King has been criss-crossing the commonwealth over the past few days in support of Democratic US Senate candidate Ed Markey, and one of her stops was here in Lexington.

The “You’ve Got a Friend” singer stopped by a canvassing event held Saturday, June 1 in Lexington, to sing a few bars and show her support for Markey, the longtime congressman who has represented Lexington in the US house for more than three decades.

King told the crowd she has known Markey for years, and that he is the kind of candidate who represents her concerns about issues like the environment. Following a few words and, of course a short sing-a-long, King posed for pictures and signed autographs before the canvassers headed out. - Lexington Patch, 6/1/13

The special election is Tuesday, June 25th.  If you'd like to get involved with the Markey campaign, you can do so here:

Originally posted to pdc on Sat Jun 01, 2013 at 02:04 PM PDT.

Also republished by Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment (RASA), Shut Down the NRA, Massachusetts Kosmopolitans, and The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party.

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