(MyFoxBoston.com) – Gabriel Gomez opened his campaign by introducing himself in a bilingual web video, speaking Spanish first then English; however, unlike his Republican challenger, Dan Winslow, or his Democratic rivals Ed Markey and Stephen Lynch, who have spoken publicly about running for Senate, that's all the Republican U.S. Senate candidate has said.
Gomez lives with his wife and children in Cohasset home that is over 6,000 square feet. Town documents show it has 18 rooms, 12 bedrooms, five bathrooms, and is assessed at more than $2 million.
His wife, Sarah, answered the door and called her husband "hardworking" and "honest."
"Nice, nice guy, extremely nice," is how Steve Malcolm, manager at the Atlantic Bagel and Coffee Company describes Gomez. "He's kind, considerate. He's always in a happy mood. If you ask him to do something, he'll look it up for you and help you out.
Pete Taylor, a business owner in Cohasset, said he doesn't know Gomez, but knows what he wants to see in a senator.
"I'd really like to hear some of the talk about the issues and what we can do to get it going," he said. "Business is tough, and we need help. And I don't see a whole lot of it coming down the road in this state.
Gomez, 47, is a private equity investor and former Navy SEAL who is the son of Colombian immigrants.
In his video, he says he will fight the gridlock in Washington because he is not a political insider.
Nobody has really heard of him, and it remains to be seen if Gomez can make an impact in such a short amount of time.
Gomez says he has donated to both Republicans and Democrats in the past, including President Barack Obama. He also made news last year when he argued in an interview that President Obama focused too much of the credit on himself and his administration when it came to killing Osama bin Laden.
Gomez has to come up with 10,000 signatures by Feb. 27. His campaign told FOX 25 that he will not be available for an interview until the end of February.
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