US Senate hopeful Gabriel E. Gomez attended a Boston fundraiser this afternoon, imploring about 30 donors there to talk to their friends and get out the vote, saying victory was possible with their help.
“We are now, literally, within reach of winning this election on June 25,” he said to applause.
Meanwhile, six days out from the election, Democrat Edward J. Markey did not have a single public campaign event. His campaign said he was doing private media interviews and holding a fundraiser and would schedule a public event later today.
Markey spokesman Mark Horan said the congressman has a “very vigorous campaign day,” but by 2:45 pm, his schedule had not been updated.
The Women for Gomez fundraiser, held at the World Trade Center, was one of three events Gomez published on his daily schedule. He is also slated to take part in a town hall forum at UMass Dartmouth this evening and then watch the Bruins game with supporters in Fall River, according to his campaign.
The private equity investor breezed into his fundraiser lunch wearing his trademark green Navy flight jacket and greeted a handful of VIP attendees who had paid a minimum of $500 to meet the candidate at a smaller gathering.
At the main luncheon, Gomez told the crowd that he expected “a very low turnout” so every single vote was crucial. “Please tell your friends and have your friends tell their friends,” he said.
One attendee at the event, Susan Blais of Attleboro, said she felt like there was strong support for Gomez in certain pockets of the state. As for what would happen in six days: “I’ve got my fingers crossed,” she said.
In a media availability outside the event, Gomez reiterated points he had made at his final televised debate with Markey on Tuesday night, highlighting the Malden Democrat’s almost 37 years in the US House of Representatives and what he said was his failure to get big things done.
“Social Security hasn’t been reformed, immigration hasn’t been reformed, we don’t have a comprehensive tax reform done,” he said.
“I’m just asking the voters: give me 17 months and I’m going to keep my word,” Gomez said.Joshua Miller can be reached at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter @jm_bos.