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GOP is finding few takers for Mass. Senate race

Three more high-profile Republicans announced in rapid succession Monday that they will not be candidates in the ­special US Senate election, leaving the GOP with the prospect of fielding a relative unknown in what the party had hoped would be a pitched battle for John F. ­Kerry’s former seat.

Just three years after Republicans triumphed in Scott Brown’s unlikely victory to replace the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy, the only GOP candidate actively exploring a campaign is Gabriel E. Gomez, a 47-year old ­Cohasset businessman whose only electoral experience is a failed bid for town selectman.

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