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The candidates for US Senate barnstormed the state on Saturday, trying to inject some fire into their campaigns and inspire voters to show up at the polls Tuesday.
The vibe was decidedly different at each candidate’s events, though.
The Democrat, US Representative Edward J. Markey, brought in Vice President Joe Biden, for two rallies aimed at exciting labor leaders and South Coast voters while he dispatched legions of Democratic luminaries, including Governor Deval Patrick and US Senator Elizabeth Warren, to campaign for him at other locations around the state.
Republican businessman Gabriel E. Gomez reached out to voters Saturday at a road race, an ice cream shop, and a barbecue for a crowd of about 60 supporters and their families behind a hotel and office park in Wakefield.