Analyzing the Mass. Senate special election debate

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June 6, 2013, 7:49 am
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(NECN) -  With just 19 more days to go for the Mass. Senate special Election Day, what impact will Wednesday night’s debate have on the campaign?

Joining NECN for insight is Tom Fiedler, Pulitzer Prize winner and dean of Boston University's College of Communications.

Fielder said because Gabriel Gomez came into this as a relatively unknown candidate compared to opponent Ed Markey, he said Gomez had to attack.

He said Markey had to prove that he was not just some “Washington hack” and that he remains connected to Massachusetts.

Fielder said that the debate will be remembered because of the issues that emerged. In that regard, he said the major issues tough for Gomez were his refusal to vote against the assault weapons debate, and that he had to concede at the end of the debate that he would be willing to vote for a Supreme Court nominee who might reverse “Row vs. Wade”.

Watch the attached video for more.

Tags: massachusetts, debate, Senate, Ed Markey, Tom Fiedler, gabriel gomez
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