This Boston Globe profile of Massachusetts senate candidate Republican Gabriel Gomez describes what reporter Stephanie Ebbert calls “a biography compiled by a team of Republican consultants trying to craft the perfect candidate.”
Harvard Business School degree. Latino heritage. Military service. It’s all there.
That sure does sound like the perfect candidate. But it also sounds somewhat familiar.
Massachusetts Senate candidates are staking out positions on whether Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev should be tried as an enemy combatant after the White House announced its controversial decision to prosecute Tsarnaev as a civilian today.
Rep. Ed Markey (D., Mass.), who is running to replace now-Secretary of State John Kerry in the Senate, compared the Supreme Court’s Citizens United decision to the 1858 decision to uphold slavery, according to BuzzFeed.