BOSTON (AP) — Republican U.S. Senate candidate Gabriel Gomez is confronting his own party, saying the GOP has failed to deliver the change it promised and “is sometimes stuck in the past.”

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Gomez said at a campaign stop in Quincy on Monday that the GOP should be part of the solution rather than the problem in Washington, and if elected he’ll try to fix that.

The Cohasset businessman and former Navy SEAL faces Democratic U.S. Rep. Edward Markey in the state’s June 25 special Senate election.

Gomez said he differs with his party on gay marriage, the environment and immigration policy.

Markey, campaigning with Caroline Kennedy in Brookline, portrayed Gomez as key to Republican plans to regain control of the Senate.

Markey pointed to a recent fundraising appeal sent on Gomez’s behalf by Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell.

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