Bob Oakes sat down with Markey to gauge his thoughts on the Senate contest that appears closer than many had predicted. But first, the conversation turned to the controversy surrounding phone and Internet data mining by the US government.
But the two candidates for U.S. Senate also appear to share some core philosophies when it comes to America’s role on the global stage.
Republican Gabriel Gomez and Democrat Ed Markey clashed Wednesday night over health care, national security, guns and more.
A spokesman for Markey said he could not yet confirm details of the presidential visit.
Democrat Ed Markey is trying to link his rival Gabriel Gomez to the national Republican Party, while Gomez promises to stand out from the GOP.
Gabriel Gomez said Monday the GOP has failed to deliver the change it promised and is “sometimes stuck in the past.”
The race has taken on an increasingly personal tone in recent weeks.
While Gomez has tried to portray Markey as a fan of tax hikes and Markey has tried to cast Gomez as beholden to indiscriminate tax-cutting, both candidates say they’re against taking a “no new taxes” pledge and both say they would back some kind of “comprehensive tax reform.”
Democrat Ed Markey was joined by Michelle Obama at the Taj, while Republican Gabriel Gomez raised money in Worcester.
It’s the second time the first lady has visited Boston since the marathon bombings.
Gabriel Gomez said he would not take a no-new-taxes pledge, but he did call for comprehensive tax reform.
Gomez objected to a Markey Web video juxtaposing a picture of Gomez with Osama bin Laden.