The three Republican candidates for US Senate unpacked their opposition research files on Wednesday night, rifling through one another’s careers for damaging information and flinging accusations during the primary’s second televised debate.
Gabriel E. Gomez, a Cohasset investor and former US Navy SEAL, held himself up as the antipolitician and repeatedly labeled his opponents as the kind of career politicians responsible for the dysfunction in Washington.
State Representative Daniel B. Winslow of Norfolk alleged that Michael J. Sullivan, a former US attorney, had lobbied for the gun industry, a charge Sullivan denied.
And Sullivan quoted a letter that Gomez sent to Governor Deval Patrick, putting his name forward for an interim Senate appointment and voicing support for President Obama’s policies on gun control and immigration.
All three candidates panned Obama’s budget, which was rolled out this week, and spoke in favor of entitlement reforms that protect today’s senior citizens. But on immigration, gun safety, and troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, noticeable divisions cropped up.
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