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GOP Senate hopeful Gomez targets Markey in TV ad

May 21, 2013

BOSTON (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Gabriel Gomez has launched a new television ad criticizing what he calls the “dirty politics” of Democratic rival Edward Markey.

In the 30-second spot, a narrator says Markey has compared Gomez to Osama bin Laden and “actually blames Gomez for the Newtown shooting.”

Markey has faulted Gomez for speaking on behalf a group that criticized President Obama for taking too much credit for the raid that killed bin Laden.

An online Markey campaign ad briefly shows images of Gomez alongside bin Laden. The bin Laden images are taken from a 22-minute video produced by the group that Gomez represented.

Another Markey ad says Gomez opposes a federal ban on high capacity magazines “like the ones used in the Newtown school shooting.”

Gomez has said he opposes such a ban.

The election is June 25.

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