The first poll of the June special election for the open U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts is not encouraging:
Ed Markey (D): 44
Gabriel Gomez (R): 40
Now, even though it’s Massachusetts, it’s not surprising this is a close race. Witness Scott Brown. And like Scott Brown, Republican Gabriel Gomez is selling himself as a guy who’s above the political fray, who says he sees “‘a lot of unproductive noise and bickering’ in Washington and thinks he can help fix problems.”
Gomez is anything but that.
He’s nothing more than a swift boater, the spokesman for a right-wing, secretly funded group called the Special Operations OPSEC Education Fund. That’s the group that spent nearly $500,000 attacking President Obama in the 2012 election over supposed leaks about the operation that killed Osama bin Laden. That’s apparently not “unproductive noise” in Gomez’s world.
Which perhaps makes Gomez less like Scott Brown than, say, Alan West. Whatever the comparison, that’s not what the Senate needs.
Joan McCarter, Daily Kos