Businessman and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez (R) will run in the special Senate election in Massachusetts, he announced Tuesday morning. Gomez is the second Republican to enter the race.
“In my military career, at the U.S. Naval Academy, as a Navy aircraft carrier pilot, and as a Navy SEAL, I learned one thing above all else -- serving others is more important than being served,” Gomez said in a statement.
Gomez is the son of Colombian immigrants, and he begins and ends a Web video announcing his candidacy by speaking in Spanish. In the video, Gomez touts his outsider credentials, declaring his intention to run "a very different kind of campaign."