Scott Brown called into my radio show on WCAP right after the election in November. When I asked him what he thought the Massachusetts Republicans need to do in order to win, his answer was short and to the point: “Be pro-choice moderates.”
Scott Brown is right. Gabriel Gomez is neither pro-choice nor moderate, and those are two more reasons he will not win this election. But while we may have every reason in the world to feel confident that Ed Markey will beat Gabriel Gomez, we shouldn’t settle for just that. Gabriel Gomez is going to get a lot of money from anonymous, outside donors who want to buy themselves a United States Senate seat. Millions will roll in and we’ll have no idea where the money is coming from.
So let’s use this election to send a message to the Koch brothers, and to Karl Rove, and to Republicans all across the United States: your money doesn’t work in Massachusetts. Let’s not just send Ed Markey to the United States Senate. Let’s beat Gabriel Gomez so badly that the next Republican, and the next, and the next can’t make the case to outside Big Money that their contributions will help them win, and tell the Koch Brothers and Karl Rove: Your money won’t work in Massachusetts.
Mara Dolan is the host of “Twilight Talk” on WCAP and the Co-Chair of the Policy Committee of the Massachusetts Democratic State Committee. Write to MDolan@MaraDolan.com, and follow on Twitter @MaraDolan