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July 30, 2013
Massachusetts Republican Gabriel Gomez has joined the board of GOProud, the conservative, gay rights organization announced Tuesday.
Last month, Gomez lost the Bay State special election for Senate to Democrat Edward J. Markey. But he’s hinted that he might run for office again soon.
He hasn’t shut the door on another bid against Markey in the 2014 general, telling the Boston Globe in a post-election interview that “nothing’s off the table” in terms of future runs. And the National Republican Congressional Committee has said Gomez would be an attractive candidate to run against Democratic Rep. William Keating in the 9th District.
July 11, 2013
The House GOP’s campaign chief expressed interest in Republican Gabriel Gomez running in Massachusetts’ 9th District next year against Democratic Rep. William Keating.
Gomez lost to Democrat Rep. Edward J. Markey in the special election for Senate last month. But the former Navy SEAL’s candidacy caught the attention of the national GOP — including National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden.
“He did outperform Markey in the [9th District] by 7 points,” Walden told CQ Roll Call in a Wednesday interview. “That got our attention.” Full story
February 19, 2012
Freshman Rep. Bill Keating (D-Mass.) is a political survivor.
He squeaked out a victory in the 2010 primary for his seat, winning against ex-state Sen. Robert O’Leary by only 1,297 votes. And he won his seat in Congress with 47 percent of the vote after a brutal battle with a Republican and a few independent candidates. In redistricting, his 10th district was eliminated and replaced with a new 9th district that didn’t include his home in Quincy.
But Keating managed to land on his feet, changing his primary residence to a summer house on Cape Cod and entering the race with all the benefits of incumbency.
On Wednesday, Keating caught a break. O’Leary won’t run against him in the primary, giving Keating a clearer shot to another term. There are no serious GOP contenders for the district currently in the race, which Roll Call rates as Safe Democratic. Full story