Saturday, June 15, 2013

Behind the Ad: Rep. Markey uses Obama

By Richard K. Barry

(Another installment in our extensive "Behind the Ad" series.)

Who: The Ed Markey(D) Senate campaign

Where: Massachusetts

What's going on: With the special Senate election in Massachusetts about a week and a half away, both campaigns are bringing out their best stuff. In Ed Markey's case it's an ad featuring President Obama.

The Hill:

The 30-second ad features clips from a speech Obama gave at a Boston campaign rally for Markey earlier this week, in which he praises Markey's commitment to the middle class and touts his support for gun control measures.

"I've gotta have folks with me who care as passionately about these things as I do. That's who Ed Markey is. I need Ed Markey in the United States Senate," he says in the ad. 

Massachusetts is a blue state, but strange things happen there from time to time, so Markey is taking no chances. Obama beat Romney by a whopping 23 points in November.

His GOP opponent, Gabriel Gomez, is running hard with his military record in the final days.

For the record, Charlie Cook is now saying that Markey is solidifying his lead. Two weeks ago he said that the race was a toss up, now he is moving it back to "Lean Democratic."


(Cross-posted at Phantom Public.)

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