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Gomez releases letter to Gov. Patrick

Thursday, March 14, 2013, 6:29am
(NECN: Alison King) - Shortly after announcing he would be a Republican candidate for US Senate, it was revealed that Cohasset businessman and former Navy Seal Gabriel Gomez had sent Governor Deval Patrick a letter asking to be considered for John Kerry's interim U-S Senate seat.

Despite repeated media requests, Gabriel Gomez gave no indication he would ever release the letter he wrote to the Govenror until he was asked about it at a Republican forum on Tuesday.

In the letter, released Wednesday afternoon, Gomez praises Governor Patrick, a Democrat, for his "growing national reputation for bold and thoughtful leadership" and he described himself as a moderate who could bring the parties together.

"I supported President Obama in 2008," wrote Gomez.

But just last week, at his campaign kick off, Gomez said he had supported John McCain in 2008, not Obama.

Gomez says in the letter that he supports President Obama's position on immigration and gun control, thought at Tuesday's forum, Gomez said he does not support an assault weapons ban.

Gomez declined a request for an interview, but in a statement, he said he had the guts to ask Governor Patrick and that the Governor never responded.
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