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Candidates make frantic final push in Senate race

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QUINCY — Trailing in the polls and facing a forecast of dismal voter turnout, Senate candidate Gabriel E. Gomez made one final push for support at a rally here Monday with former senator Scott Brown, the last Republican to score an upset victory in heavily Democratic Massachusetts.

“I tell you it’s like déjà vu, seeing the same old cast of characters doing the same old dirty tricks from the Democratic playbook,” Brown told the crowd at the Common Market restaurant.

Backed by the party’s vaunted political operation to help get supporters to the polls, Democrat Edward J. Markey held his final rally in his hometown of Malden Monday evening.

“We cannot stop,” Markey told a crowd of about 400 outside the Malden YMCA where temperatures continued to sizzle well past 6 p.m. “The Republicans are coming. We have to make sure we stop them.”

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