Locals haven’t seen him this far west since his debate with democratic candidate Ed Markey on June 11th.
However, Senator Elizabeth Warren, Governor Deval Patrick, and Markey have all made stops here in the weeks after. “Western Mass is important for my campaign, just as it’s important for the state. Obviously each part. of the state has the same concerns, and I want to make sure we address those concerns,” Gomez said.
Bakery owner Sal Circosta says he extended the invitation to both senate candidates.
When Markey declined, the former commission officer says he was excited to learn Gomez agreed. “I have confidence in Mr. Gomez, and I also think Washington needs a little bit of a young voice in there,” he chimed.
According to a UMass Lowell Boston Herald poll last week, 56% of respondents favored Markey. While some folks here @ Sal’s Bakery are still on the fence about who to vote for come Tuesday. “I’m totally undecided. I enjoy his points, liked his personality, but I’m not a staunch republican or democrat,” Joanne Fay said. “One of the things people say to me is, ‘We don’t know what Gomez is going to do. We’re going to lose nothing. If anything, we’re either going to stay the same, or move forward,” Ray Caporale added.
However, Gomez says he’s not worried about voter turnout, but according to one analyst he should be. “Polls or no polls it depends on who gets their people to the place. It’s going to be very low. Well under 15% which is miniscule because this is a very important position,” Brian Lees stated.
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