Rep. Edward MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyOvernight Regulation: FTC launches probe into Equifax | Dems propose tougher data security rules | NYC aims to slash greenhouse gas emissions | EPA to reconsider Obama coal ash rule Overnight Cybersecurity: Kaspersky to testify before House | US sanctions Iranians over cyberattacks | Equifax reveals flaw that led to hack Dems propose data security bill after Equifax hack MORE (D-Mass.) is seeking to tie his opponent to Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellSenate passes 0B defense bill Overnight Health Care: New GOP ObamaCare repeal bill gains momentum Overnight Finance: CBO to release limited analysis of ObamaCare repeal bill | DOJ investigates Equifax stock sales | House weighs tougher rules for banks dealing with North Korea MORE (Ky.) in his Senate campaign in Massachusetts, a day after McConnell sent a fund-raising email on behalf of GOP nominee Gabriel Gomez.

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The Markey campaign produced a web video highlighting the money pitch and characterizing a Gomez victory as key to Republican attempts to obstruct President Obama’s agenda. “Mitch McConnell led Republicans creating gridlock in the U.S. Senate,” reads a message in the video. It cites McConnell’s opposition to Wall Street reform, an assault weapons ban and the Violence Against Women Act.

The video plays an excerpt of a McConnell speech from before the 2012 election, when he said the GOP’s top “political priority” was denying Obama a second term. “Don’t let national Republicans get their way,” reads another message.

The web ad is part of Markey’s strategy of nationalizing the Senate special election by tying Gomez to a national Republican Party that is unpopular in heavily Democratic Massachusetts.

"Mitch McConnell's full-throated embrace of Gabriel Gomez sends a crystal clear message to the people of Massachusetts: send Gomez to Washington and he'll join McConnell in obstructing President Obama and enacting a radical right-wing agenda that hurts Massachusetts families," Markey campaign spokesman Andrew Zucker said in a statement. "Gabriel Gomez joining Mitch McConnell in Washington would bring national Republicans one step closer to controlling the Senate and blocking commonsense gun laws, protecting tax breaks for millionaires and ending a woman's right to choose."

The election is June 25, and Markey has led in the polls.