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Sen. Elizabeth Warren Rallies for Ed Markey, Gomez Coming to Western MA

photo(101)HOLYOKE, Mass. (WGGB) –Supporters stuffed themselves into a hot building on Holyoke’s Northampton street Saturday to hear Senator Elizabeth Warren and Mayor Alex Morse fire them up about Senate candidate Ed Markey.

This wasn’t the only high profile event Markey has had in the Bay State, on Wednesday; President Obama appeared in Boston endorsing him. Saturday, former president Bill Clinton stopped in Worcester for the very same reason, to the chagrin of opponent Gabriel Gomez.

According to a Real Clear Politics poll, Gomez trails Markey by about 9 percentage points.

Gomez Recently tweeted that Markey was only interested in getting big names from Washington D.C. to power his campaign. “Gabriel Gomez brought in John Mc Cain to campaign for him. He brought in Rudy Giuliani to campaign for him. Those are people who he agrees with. I’ve got Bill Clinton. I’ve got Barack Obama, Elizabeth Warren, Deval Patrick, and they’re crossing the state to get out the vote, get people excited,” Markey exclaimed.

“The way I see it, is I show up in places like this, they’re fired up, they’re ready to go,” smiled Senator Warren.

While Gomez spent Saturday rallying in Southbridge and Attleboro, some supporters who might have been on the fence say they haven’t even seen too much of Gomez out west. “I would think that Gomez would be out here, but then maybe he’s got a June surprise for us,” Northampton resident Bill Ames said.

Will Ritter, spokesman for Gomez’s campaign says the former Navy Seal is focused on meeting voters one on one, and answering questions about the economy, jobs, and partisan gridlock in D.C.

He also says Gomez will be visiting Western Mass next week.

Both Gomez and Markey say they are confident about having a solid voter turnout at the polls.

The special senate election is June 25th.

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