Gabriel E. Gomez, a former US Navy SEAL who is running for the Republican nomination for US Senate, promised to support President Obama’s agenda on immigration and gun control in a letter he wrote to Governor Deval Patrick in January asking him to appoint him to the interim Senate seat.
The Gomez campaign released the letter Wednesday, as well as some personal financial information showing that Gomez, a private equity investor from Cohasset, earned $8.5 million in adjusted gross income from 2007 to 2011.
The letter could create problems for Gomez in the GOP primary, because the seat was widely understood to be a Democratic placeholder and because Gomez tries to appeal to the Democratic governor by praising him and vowing to help Obama.
The letter also appears to contradict at least one policy position, on guns, that Gomez has taken on the campaign trail.
Gomez wrote the missive at a time when Patrick had publicly stated that he was looking for a strong ally to fill John F. Kerry’s Senate seat.
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