Friday, February 1, 2013

Brown out? Latino Republican likely in for hot Massachusetts Senate race on GOP side?

From Eric Dondero:

Gabriel E. Gomez is a former US Navy Seal, and political independent, who may very well be the Republican nominee for US Senate in the special election to fill the Senate seat vacated by John Kerry.
Reports from the Boston media, that former Senator Scott Brown is hinting against a run, and is anxious to accept a lucrative private sector offer.

From the (hard left) Boston Globe, "GOP prods a hesitant Scott Brown to run for Senate":
Brown’s silence on the Senate race has created anxiety in Republican leadership ranks. The timeline for making a decision is narrowing, given the need to gather 10,000 certified signatures from voters within four weeks, which could be a hurdle if the GOP is forced to rely on a less-known backup candidate.

Gabriel E. Gomez, a former US Navy Seal and fighter pilot who has worked in financial services for the past 16 years, said Thursday he is “seriously considering’’ jumping into the race.
Gomez was involved in the ads attacking Obama in 2012, for leaking intelligence.

From Reuters, Aug. 17, 2012, "Group behind new Obama attack ad has Republican Party ties":
OPSEC spokesman Chad Kolton said that Dave King, a former special forces soldier who appears in OPSEC's film, is a political independent and that Gabriel Gomez, a former Navy SEAL who is "doing media" for the group, was an Obama donor in 2008.
Gomez said on Friday that he had given money to Obama's campaign in 2008 but that he has supported both Democratic and Republican politicians at the local level. He said he had become involved with OPSEC because the jobs of undercover or commando operatives have been "made harder by these leaks."
Gomez said details of secret operations "don't need to be out in public" and that there had "just been a spike in leaks so that it finally reached a tipping point."

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