But spokesmen for Republican state Rep. Dan Winslow and businessman Gabriel Gomez say Markey and Lynch are issuing more press releases and holding more congressional events in Massachusetts in a bid to win that seat. According to a report in the Boston Herald, the GOP candidates say that's an unacceptable way for the Democrats to boost their chances in the June election.
Charlie Pearce, a spokesman for Winslow, said that unlike the Democrats, Winslow is not using his current status as a state representative to boost his chances to win a seat in the Senate.
"Ed Markey has spent almost four decades as a congressman amassing a multimillion dollar campaign war chest, which he is now using to underwrite his Senate campaign operation," Pearce said. "That type of political chicanery is why voters have such a lack of trust in Washington politicians."
The Herald reported this week that Lynch went from about one press release a month to more than 10 in January and February, while Markey has sent out 84 releases since he announced his Senate bid in late December.
Michael Sullivan, a former U.S. Attorney in the George W. Bush administration, is leading Winslow and Gomez in the race for the Republican nomination.
According to a recent poll, Markey is leading Lynch among Democrats by 35-24, although many Democrats are still undecided.