Bill Clinton will campaign for Ed Markey on Saturday

June 12, 2013
U.S. Senate candidate Ed Markey shakes hands with a supporter in Boston, Tuesday, April 30, 2013 as he celebrates winning the Democratic primary for the special U.S. Senate election. Markey and Republican former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez won their party primaries Tuesday, setting up a race between a 36-year veteran of Washington politics and a political newcomer for the U.S. Senate seat formerly held by John Kerry. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
U.S. Senate candidate Ed Markey  in Boston, on April 30. (Elise Amendola/AP)

Former president Bill Clinton will stump for Rep. Ed Markey (D) on Saturday, joining a wave of top Democrats who have rallied to the Democratic Senate nominee's side during the closing stage of Massachusetts special election.

Markey campaign spokesman Andrew Zucker confirmed that Clinton will appear Saturday in Worcester for the congressman, who polling shows leads Republican Gabriel Gomez by single digits. Markey has already enlisted the help of President Obama (who stumped for him Wednesday afternoon) and Vice President Biden (who raised money for him Tuesday). Al Gore also attended the Biden fundraiser.

Democratic groups have also provided Markey with stretch run reinforcements. The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee and Senate Majority PAC have each gone up with major TV ad buys.

Republican groups have been much more quiet. But Gomez got a bit of good news Wednesday: A group supporting his candidacy is launching a $700,000 ad buy.

Markey and Gomez have debated twice and will meet for a final televised debate next Tuesday. Election Day is June 25.

Sean Sullivan has covered national politics for The Washington Post since 2012.
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