Markey, Gomez ramp up voter appeals in Senate race


BOSTON (AP) - Republican Gabriel Gomez and Democrat Edward Markey are gearing up for the final rush to election day by highlighting issues they hope will persuade voters to support them.

Gomez on Wednesday met with women voters in Boston while Markey shook hands with commuters and Red Sox fans in Kenmore Square near Fenway Park.

Gomez again faulted Markey for not doing enough during his 37 years in Congress to improve Social Security and overhaul immigration and tax policies.

Markey said Gomez isn't strong enough on gun control and protecting abortion rights.

Also Wednesday, national Republican groups again called into question Markey's residency in Massachusetts, saying he really lives in Maryland where he and his wife own a home.

Markey says he lives in Malden, where the couple owns Markey's childhood home.

The election is June 25.