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Markey Ad Targets Gomez Claim He’s ‘New Kind Of Republican’

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BOSTON (AP) — Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Edward Markey’s new television ad aims to undermine rival Gabriel Gomez’s claim that he is a “new kind of Republican.”

Gomez made the argument as recently as Monday when he faulted the national Republican Party for failing to deliver change, saying it gets “stuck in the past.”

In the 30-second ad, Markey argues that on abortion, social security and guns, Gomez is echoing his party line.

The ad quotes Gomez saying he is “personally pro-life.” Gomez has also said he would not seek to change current law.

The ad points out the Gomez has suggested increasing the retirement age for Social Security, but doesn’t mention that Gomez would add a single month to the retirement age each year over 24 years.

The ad also notes that Gomez opposes a federal assault weapons ban.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

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