Massachusetts Senate Race Between Gomez and Markey Will Be Ugly and Expensive

Barbs are already being thrown in Massachusetts special election.

Voters will choose between Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Republican businessman Gabriel Gomez on June 25.

Voters will choose between Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Republican businessman Gabriel Gomez on June 25.

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"When it comes to fundraising, he is going to make sure and our campaign is going to make sure that we have the amount of money that it's going to take to get our message of reforming Washington out there and go up against the Democratic machine," Ritter says.

While no polling is available on the match-up yet, Massachusetts voters – about 50 percent of whom call themselves independents – have shown a willingness to vote for moderate Republicans in off-year elections when the overall turnout is lower. The key will be which side is faster at defining their candidate and painting the opponent as just an arm of their respective national party.

 

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