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Markey, Gomez spar on outside funding

Republican Gabriel E. Gomez, fresh off his upset victory, kicked off the special election campaign Wednesday by labeling his Democratic ­opponent, Edward J. Markey, a “poster boy” for term limits and by refusing to sign a pledge to limit special interest money in the race.

Markey, a 36-year veteran of Congress, quickly hit back at Gomez for saying he personally opposes abortion and would vote against a ban on assault weapons. He warned that Gomez’s rejection of the so-called People’s Pledge to limit outside money would ­unleash a flood of negative ads in their race.

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