Gomez, Markey Step It Up Ahead Of Senate Election

June 23, 2013 6:11 PM
Gomez, Markey Step It Up Ahead Of Senate Election
" BOSTON (AP) — Republican Gabriel Gomez and Democrat Edward Markey hit the campaign trail across Massachusetts on Sunday, urging their supporters not to let up as the clock ticks down on the state’s special U.S. Senate election.

Gomez planned to greet voters in western Massachusetts, including Springfield, Chicopee and Agawam, before attending a rally in Boston’s North End with former Boston Bruins coach and player Mike Milbury. Markey was stumping in Lynn, Lowell, Waltham, Framingham and Worcester, including stops with Democratic Gov. Michael Dukakis and Vicki Kennedy, the widow of Sen. Edward Kennedy.

Gomez and Markey are vying in Tuesday’s election to fill the Senate seat left vacant by the resignation of John Kerry to become secretary of state.

Both campaigns are putting added emphasis on their efforts to ensure their voters get to the polls.

The ramped up get-out-the-vote drives come amid warnings from the state’s top election official that turnout could be very light given distractions like the start of summer vacation and the Bruins’ pursuit of hockey’s Stanley Cup "

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