There was nothing about the pace of the US Senate race Wednesday indicating that election day is just six days away.
Democratic nominee Edward J. Markey limited his public schedule to a hand-shaking session disclosed less than an hour ahead of time.
Markey, whose light campaign schedule has raised alarms among some Democrats fearful that he is not maintaining a sufficient public profile, greeted voters outside the Kenmore Square T station during the evening commute, an appearance his campaign announced shortly before 4:30 p.m.
Markey’s opponent, Republican nominee Gabriel E. Gomez, kept a more active schedule, with three stops announced by his campaign, including a fund-raising lunch at the World Trade Center, a town hall forum in Dartmouth that Markey did not attend, and a stop at a Fall River sports bar to watch the Bruins game.
Traditionally, the final week of a campaign prompts a frenetic pace of leave-no-stone-unturned efforts to interact with the maximum number of voters possible. The closing days of last year’s Senate race between Elizabeth Warren and then-Senator Scott P. Brown were overshadowed by Superstorm Sandy and its aftermath, which led to a canceled debate.
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