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Race for the Senate

Markey leads Gomez by $1m

Big gap between funds raised for each candidate

Democratic Senate nominee Edward J. Markey raised roughly $1 million more than Republican rival Gabriel E. Gomez during a critical nine-week stretch of their special election campaign, leaving Markey with more than twice as much in the bank for the campaign’s final days.

The haul has allowed the Malden Democrat to leverage his 37-year incumbency into a nearly $4 million spending advantage. Compounded with the heftier sums that outside groups have been willing to spend for Markey, the disparity in resources has left Gomez with limited defenses under a bombardment of ads.

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