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February 6, 2016

Democratic Ads Tie Gomez to National GOP #MASEN

In the party’s first major television foray into the competitive June 25 Massachusetts Senate special election, the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Senate Majority PAC released ads Friday in an effort to define Gabriel Gomez as an ordinary Republican.

That’s the ultimate goal for the party in this Democratic-leaning state. And the two ads released Friday by the national Democratic groups specifically target seniors — potential high-propensity voters even in odd-timed elections. Neither ad mentions Rep. Edward J. Markey, the Democratic nominee, preferring instead to accuse Gomez of supporting cutting Medicare and raising the retirement age.

According to a Republican source tracking ad buys, the DSCC has purchased $751,000 in TV time through June 25 and Senate Majority PAC $448,000 through June 17.

Watch the DSCC ad, “Break,” here:


Watch the Senate Majority PAC ad, “Trust,” here:




  • etrp211acr

    The national GOP isn’t spending large amounts in this race. It’s a one party state, and they are sure Malarky is going to win, and add his voice to the democrat did in the Senate.

  • dinthecenter

    I had planned to vote for Markey, but these new ads have leave me unable to do so. I can’t vote for Gomez because of the extent to which the Tea Party controls the Republican caucus. The new Democratic adds clearly attempt to distort Gomez’s position. He is shown saying “I am personally against abortion …” The add stops there. No real pro-lifer says that. Rather, that is what Catholic pro-choice people have been saying for years – they personally oppose abortion, BUT don’t think the law should prohibit it. The Democratic add strays so far from honesty that it deserves rejection.

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