BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Sen. John McCain is in Massachusetts to campaign for and help raise cash for Gabriel Gomez, a fellow Republican and Navy veteran who is running in a special election for the U.S. Senate.
The Arizona Republican told a rally at a VFW post in Boston's Dorchester neighborhood that he believes Gomez to be the "the next generation of leadership in this country."
McCain said Gomez
would be a bipartisan voice in the Senate who would support wider
background checks for gun owners and immigration reform among other
Gomez said his opponent in the
June 25 election, Democratic U.S. Rep. Edward Markey, for having what he
called a weak record on homeland security issues.
The Markey campaign strongly defends the congressman's record on national security.