One argument Democrats won’t be able to make is that a Gomez win could put the Senate in GOP hands. Even if Gomez is successful, Democrats would still control the chamber.
Gomez is one of three Republicans hoping to be named on the April 30 primary ballot to fill the seat vacated by former Democratic Sen. John Kerry, who became U.S. secretary of state. Norfolk state Rep. Daniel Winslow and former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan are the others.
On the Democratic side, U.S. Reps. Edward Markey and Stephen Lynch are competing against each other.