GOP's Gomez opens new fundraising committee
BOSTON (AP) -- Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Gabriel Gomez has created a joint fundraising committee with the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
The Gabriel Gomez Victory Fund 2013 was created on May 7, according to a filing posted this week on the Federal Election Commission's website.
Joint fundraising committees can collect contributions, pay fundraising expenses and distribute net proceeds to two or more committees.
The decision to create the joint fundraising committee comes weeks after Democratic Senate candidate Edward Markey created his own joint fundraising committee with the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
The new Gomez committee could help narrow a fundraising gap with Markey.
As of the last reporting period, which came before the April 30 primary, Markey had raised nearly $4.8 million in individual contributions compared with Gomez, who reported raising about $582,000 from supporters.