Friday, May 31, 2013
Gabriel Gomez Receives Generous Fundraising Pitch from Mitch McConnell
With the race to replace now Secretary of State John Kerry in the U.S. Senate entering its final weeks, Massachusetts Republican and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez is not only polling within striking distance of longtime Democratic Congressman Ed Markey, but he's receiving some notable help from some senatorial pillars of the GOP caucus.
After being joined by Arizona Senator John McCain to campaign in early May, Gomez has recently seen the National Republican Senatorial Committee set up office in the Bay State to aid his candidacy's final stretch in the closing weeks and the NRSC's head, Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, promising to match up to three times any donations for Gomez's campaign up to $32,000.
Senate Republicans, who control 44 of 100 seats in Congress's upper house, obviously see an opportunity to once again elect an off-year popular moderate to join their caucus from the typically liberal Massachusetts and perhaps aid the party in its quest to achieve their first Senate majority since 2006.
Very interesting developments.
What say you?