PPP Poll: Markey 44, Gomez 40
1:17 PM, May 3, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
The special election campaign for Senate in Massachusetts is only a few days old, but it's already looking close. A new PPP poll shows Democrat Ed Markey leading his Republican opponent, Gabriel Gomez, by only four points. Here's more from PPP:
Another poll released this week from Emerson College also showed Markey with just a single-digit lead over Gomez.
The Markey campaign, meanwhile, has started the campaign off with a web ad calls Gomez "just another Republican." The ad knocks Gomez, a retired Navy SEAL, for his involvement in a political group of former military special operations officers that criticized what the group called President Obama's used of classified intelligence information for political purposes. The Markey ad shows a still photo of Gomez next to several seconds of video featuring al Qaeda mastermind Osama bin Laden. Watch the video below:
Gomez campaign spokesman Will Ritter responded to the ad in an emailed statement. "Ed Markey launched his mudslinging campaign with negative political attacks," Ritter said. "He will do and say anything to avoid talking about what matters most – out of control spending in Washington and putting people back to work."
The special election to fill the seat once occupied by Secretary of State John Kerry is on June 25.
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