US Senator John McCain is scheduled to come to Boston next week to raise campaign cash for a fellow US Navy veteran and Republican, Senate nominee Gabriel E. Gomez, according to an invitation to the event.
The high-dollar event at the Fairmont Copley Plaza May 20 will command $37,600 per person for a VIP roundtable, $15,000 per person for a photo reception, and $2,600 for a noon lunch. Donations will go to the Gabriel Gomez Victory Fund, the invitation said.
McCain’s interjection in the race comes as Republican operatives privately wonder whether national donations will support Gomez as the private equity investor and former Navy SEAL does battle with the Democratic nominee, US Representative Edward J. Markey.
The victory fund is a joint fund-raising effort of Gomez’s campaign and the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
Gomez has striven to avoid the conservative label cultivated by Republicans in other parts of the country but largely unpopular in the Bay State.
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