Monday, 30 November 2015
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Jun 26 2013 | 11:08am ET
Former private-equity executive Gabriel Gomez came up short in his bid to become the next U.S. Senator from Massachusetts yesterday.
Gomez, who worked at Boston-based Advent International until this past March, had hoped to repeat a 2010 coup, when Republican Scott Brown won the seat of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy in a special election in heavily Democratic Massachusetts. Instead, however, the former seat of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will go to Rep. Ed Markey, a 20-term congressman.
Markey received 55% of the vote to Gomez's 45% in an election marked by low turnout and little public interest.
"Sometimes you face overpowering force," Gomez, a former Navy SEAL, said in his concession speech. "I mean, we were massively overspent. We went up against literally the whole national Democratic Party and all its allies." He then added, "I offer absolutely no excuse for coming up short."
"I'm proud to be an American, and tonight, even in defeat, I've never been prouder to be a citizen of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts."
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One of the most unique charity benefits in the hedge fund industry, A Leg To Stand On's (ALTSO's) Hedge Fund Rocktoberfest - NYC, raised nearly $500,000 last Thursday thanks to the generous support of major sponsors and nearly 1,400 attendees from the Tri-State finance, business and hedge fund communities. Read more…