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This photo provided by WGBH shows U.S. Senate candidate, U.S. Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., before a debate against Republican challenger Gabriel Gomez, Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at WGBH studios in Boston. (Meredith Nierman/AP)
This photo provided by WGBH shows U.S. Senate candidate, U.S. Rep. Edward Markey, D-Mass., before a debate against Republican challenger Gabriel Gomez, Tuesday, June 18, 2013, at WGBH studios in Boston. (Meredith Nierman/AP)

With just five days to go before the special election to fill the senate seat vacated by Secretary of State John Kerry, it's sprint to the finish. Sort of.

Republican Gabriel Gomez campaigned in Cohasset and Scituate. And the Democrat, Congressman Ed Markey, spoke to reporters at New Bedford city hall about the home stretch of the campaign.

His campaign may be peaking, but there have been questions about Markey's relatively light campaign schedule in these final days. There are three events on his schedule today, but he made just one appearance yesterday, and according to the Boston Globe — he's "raised alarms among some Democrats who fear he hasn't campaigned robustly enough."

But the Markey campaign says it's taking nothing for granted, and is working hard — even if much of that work is about raising money and is largely out of sight. And if polls suggest that Markey is the front-runner, then maybe playing it safe and avoiding the risk of gaffes in the final days makes sense.

Or maybe not.

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Bill Curry,  a political analyst for WNPR in Hartford. A former counselor to President Clinton, he was twice the Democratic nominee for governor of Connecticut.

This segment aired on June 20, 2013.

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