Gomez makes last minute push for votes
BOSTON (WHDH) -- With his four children looking over his shoulder, Massachusetts U.S. Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez voted for himself in his hometown of Cohasset Tuesday.
Gomez said the short special election campaign was long enough to introduce himself to voters. He said his opponent Ed Markey’s 37 years in congress is too long with too little results.
“Where I come from, that’s a mission incomplete…give me a chance to go down there for 17 months and accomplish the mission, which I’ve done all my life,” said Gomez.
Gomez made several stops Tuesday, visiting voters or staffers.
Gomez acknowledges his uphill battle, but says he’s used to beating the odds as a businessman and former Navy SEAL.
“As a Navy SEAL I had to convince a Peace Corp volunteer to marry me…that’s about as hard a challenge as it gets and 18 years later you see four amazing kids, I’ve got my beautiful wife right here, this is going to turn out the same way,” said Gomez.
Republicans are saying Gomez will run again when the term is over in 17 months, as an incumbent or not.
“This is Gabriel Gomez’s first campaign, absolutely not his last campaign,” said Ron Kaufman, a republican strategist.
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