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Senate hopefuls cover range of topics at forum

Forum shed little light on differences, attendees say

Nine days before they will square off in a special US Senate election, candidates Democrat Edward J. Markey and Republican Gabriel E. Gomez failed to woo some audience members at a Boston forum, with several saying they had a hard time finding differences in the candidates’ responses.

Markey at several points described Gomez’ opinions on certain issues as being the opposite of his own. But Gomez countered that Markey was oversimplifying his positions.

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