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Gonzalez releases second TV ad

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez during a speech on housing policy in Boston on Oct. 20.Josh Reynolds for The Boston Globe

A week before Election Day, Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jay Gonzalez released his second television ad. This one tries to tie Governor Charlie Baker, a Republican, to President Trump.

Gonzalez says he’s “angry and appalled” at what’s happening in Washington, D.C., and bemoans Trump and the GOP “taking us backwards.” There are images of protests and then Trump with Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

Gonzalez, a former state budget chief, says voters need public leaders who will fight back.

“Charlie Baker wants to replace Elizabeth Warren with the guy who led Donald Trump’s campaign in Massachusetts,” Gonzalez says in the 30-second spot, which is airing on broadcast TV. He’s referring to GOP Senate nominee Geoff Diehl, for whom Baker says he will vote.

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In the ad, Gonzalez says Massachusetts needs “to be bold, to stand up, demand more.”

Then a series of people, speaking to the camera, say: “We deserve better!”

Polls have found Gonzalez trailing Baker. Early voting is underway. Election Day is Nov. 6.


Joshua Miller can be reached at joshua.miller@globe.com.