Former opponent Lynch joins campaign for Mass. US Senate candidate Markey

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June 2, 2013, 6:34 pm
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(NECN: John Moroney) - Ed Markey is working to shore up his base with a campaign stop in Quincy, Mass. - a place where he was trounced during the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate by fellow Congressman Steven Lynch.

But Lynch is now campaigning for his former opponent.

"He is a warrior for the working class, and with him as my partner now," Markey said of Lynch, "I think we're going to do very, very well down in this entire greater Quincy area."

"Is that Quincy, Maryland or Quincy, Massachusetts?" said GOP candidate Gabriel Gomez of Markey's Quincy rally.

Gomez was referring to charges that the Democratic candidate spends more time at his home in Maryland than the one here. Gomez says he's not worried about the state's Democratic Party.

At the Marina Bay rally, Markey warned his supporters about a recent campaign appeal made by Senate Minority leader Mitch McConnell, asking voters to help elect Gomez so Republicans can begin to take back control of the Senate.

Gomez spent part of his day shaking hands at the Dorchester Day Parade. This week, his campaign was given a bit of a boost when the nationally-known Cook Political Report said the race was now a toss-up, instead of leaning Democrat.

Tags: Boston, massachusetts, Quincy, John Kerry, Dorchester, U.S. Senate, Stephen Lynch, John Moroney, Ed Markey, gabriel gomez
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