The increasingly tense Massachusetts special Senate race continued to heat up Friday, with Rep. Ed Markey's (D-MA) campaign firing back at Republican Gabriel Gomez's scathing rebuke of a web video.
On Thursday, Gomez denounced a video in which his picture is positioned next to one of Osama bin Laden while calling Markey "pond scum." Andrew Zucker, a spokesman for Markey, said the attack is a sign of Gomez's desperation.
"After spending the past week leveling completely baseless attacks against Ed Markey that were thoroughly debunked by Massachusetts newspapers and nonpartisan fact checkers, Gabriel Gomez has reached a new low," Zucker said in a statement provided to TPM. "Unfortunately for Gomez, his desperate attack will do nothing to distract from his opposition to an assault weapons ban and limits on high-capacity magazines, or his refusal to release his 2005 tax return that would reveal how much he pocketed from taking a questionable $280,000 tax break on his Cohasset home."