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.