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Markey stays reserved after heated words from Gomez

Even as Republican Gabriel E. Gomez injected a personal edge into the US Senate race, US Representative Edward J. Markey, the Democrat in the race stuck to his more reserved front-runner strategy Friday, avoiding the caustic fisticuffs that often overtake campaigns.

After Gomez tagged Markey Thursday as “pond scum” for an online Markey campaign video showing Gomez on-screen at the same time as Osama bin Laden, Markey declined to engage directly, instead arguing that the private equity investor was attempting to distract voters from policy matters.

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