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race for the senate

Democrats’ machine gears up for Edward J. Markey

Memory of Scott Brown’s win fuels drive

Massachusetts Democrats are working to prop up what some have called a lackluster campaign by US Representative Edward J. Markey with a ferocious ground game that operatives expect will overwhelm Republican nominee Gabriel E. Gomez’s insurgency.

Democratic political operatives say the party’s ground game, honed by a steady parade of statewide elections and galvanized by the memory of a special election loss in 2010, will elevate a candidacy that has been conducted largely out of the public eye.

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