We know that Gabriel Gomez can run, because Rep. Ed Markey‘s Republican opponent for the open U.S. Senate seat in Massachusetts spends a fair amount of his campaign time participating in road races. Based on photos posted to his campaign Facebook page, he’s run in no less than six since early April.
While it’s great to see a congressional hopeful modeling health and fitness, it’s also a convenient way for a low-information candidate to get positive public exposure without having to say anything substantive.
The special election is only 6 weeks away, and still Gomez’s Issues page is little more than a back-of-the-envelope doodle.
Almost two weeks ago, shortly after he won the Republican primary, I opined that Gomez was an unknown quantity regarding LGBT-related legislation beyond his support for the freedom to marry. I wrote:
With the June 25 special election quickly approaching, it’s time for Mr. Gomez to tell voters how he would turn his opposition to “discrimination of any kind” into legislative action, should he be elected to the U.S. Senate.
Here we are two weeks hence and we know nothing more today about Gabriel Gomez’s position on LGBT issues than we did then. We know that Gabriel Gomez likes to run in road races, but we don’t know why he’s running for U.S. Senate or what he would do if he got there.