MASSACHUSETTS

Ganging Up

Two Democratic groups launch big TV buys on Markey’s behalf.

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June 7, 2013, 6:57 a.m.

The DSCC and Sen­ate Ma­jor­ity PAC are spend­ing a com­bined $1.25 mil­lion on TV ads sup­port­ing Rep. Ed Mar­key (D-05). The DSCC is spend­ing at least $750,000, while Sen­ate Ma­jor­ity PAC will spend at least $500,000, ac­cord­ing to a source. The Sen­ate Ma­jor­ity PAC spot hits former Navy SEAL Gab­ri­el Gomez (R) on So­cial Se­cur­ity. At­tacks on Gomez’s home and taxes are done for the next three weeks. Dems will work to tie him to the na­tion­al GOP brand; they be­lieve that’s their most ef­fect­ive at­tack in deep-blue Mas­sachu­setts. (Hot­line re­port­ing) Mean­while, Rep. Xavi­er Be­cerra (D-CA) will ac­com­pany Mar­key Fri­day to meet with Latino small busi­nesses. while DNC Chair­wo­man Debbie Wasser­man Schultz will host get out the vote events for Mar­key over the week­end. (Spring­field Re­pub­lic­an) Gomez got help Thursday from former New York City May­or Rudy Gi­uliani (R), who said it was “ab­so­lutely ri­dicu­lous” to say Mar­key is bet­ter on na­tion­al se­cur­ity is­sues than Gomez. (Bo­ston Her­ald) Mean­while, League of Con­ser­va­tion Voters, which is back­ing Mar­key, re­leased a Pub­lic Policy Polling (D) (IVR) poll (June 3-4; 560 LVs; +/- 4.1%) show­ing Mar­key lead­ing Gomez, 47-39%. (re­lease)
Re­id Wilson and Kev­in Bren­nan

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