Markey Demands Gomez Release Clients, Address Creating Jobs In China

AP

Rep. Ed Markey’s (D-MA) campaign on Friday demanded Republican candidate Gabriel Gomez release his full client list in the wake of a Boston Globe investigation into his private equity career revealing the Senate hopeful helped create jobs in China.

The Globe reported Thursday that during Gomez’s tenure as a principal at Advent International, one client that he worked with closely, Synventive Molding Solutions, expanded its operations in China while laying off workers in the U.S.

“Revelations that at Advent Gomez helped takeover American companies, only to lay off hard-working Massachusetts workers and expand their employer’s operations overseas make it all the more important for Gomez to finally come clean with the people of the Commonwealth by revealing his full list of clients,” campaign manager Sarah Benzing said in a statement obtained by TPM. “The Markey campaign calls on Mr. Gomez to stop ducking questions about his business record, reveal the list of his clients and allow voters to use that information to help determine what kind of Senator he would be.”

Markey’s campaign has repeatedly called for Gomez to discuss his business record in detail and release his client list, but Gomez has remained tight-lipped. When the Globe asked Gomez at a campaign event about his record of creating jobs overseas, Gomez curtly responded “that’s not true” before slamming his car door as an aide drove him away.

The latest PollTracker average has Markey up 47.3 percent to Gomez’s 38.5 percent. The Massachusetts special Senate election will take place June 25. 

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