• US Sen. hopeful Gomez forms "Latinos for Gomez"


    BOSTON (AP) - Republican U.S. Senate hopeful Gabriel Gomez has launched a "Latinos for Gomez" coalition which he said is supporting his proposals to provide better jobs for the Latino community and support an overhaul of the nation's immigration policies.

    Gomez, the son of Colombian immigrants, has celebrated his heritage. He often speaks briefly in Spanish in his ads and on the campaign trail and is quick to point out that he learned Spanish before English at home.

    The press release announcing the coalition was written in both Spanish and English.

    It's unclear whether Gomez' background is helping him win over Hispanic voters in Massachusetts.

    Democratic Senate hopeful Edward Markey has argued that he's worked on issues important to Hispanic voters during his more than three decades in Congress.

    The election is June 25.

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