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(NECN: Josh Brogadir, Boston) - Gabriel Gomez would not talk about his political future Tuesday night after being defeated by Democrat Ed Markey in Massachusetts' U.S. Senate race.
Gomez would not do any interviews with the media; however, his wife Sarah did come up to NECN and thanked us and said they really haven't thought about his political future because they were hoping to win this election.
Everything changed for Gomez about 8:50 p.m. Tuesday, when Markey went into the lead - a lead he would obviously not relinquish.
Up at the podium, Gomez thanked his family - getting a little emotional when talking about his wife - and congratulated Markey, the Senator-elect, by phone. Gomez talked about his five children and the veterans who have meant so much, saying sorry for coming up short.
Five months ago, no one knew who Gomez was, setting out in a campaign to serve, and, using a military analogy in his speech, said not every fight is a fair fight.
"Sometimes you face an overpowering force," Gomez told supporters. "I mean, we were massively overspent. We went up against literally the whole national Democratic party and all of its allies and the machine, but in the face of this great adversity, we could not have fought a better fight, and I couldn't be more proud of what we did."
Gomez said the most important moment of this campaign was Patriots Day, that his heart goes out to victims.
He ended in Spanish, saying: "Mi corazon esta contigo," or "My heart is with you."