By Alexandra Jaffe - 06/12/13 01:36 PM EDT
"Gabriel Gomez is a very bad man. He kills old people. He hates women. He even leaves the toilet seat up," the narrator says.
"This is ridiculous. Congressman Markey must think we’re stupid."
The ad goes on to charge that Gomez's opponent, Edward Markey (D), is "everything that's wrong with Congress — 37 years of pay raises, bounced checks, taking millions from people he regulates."
"It's about trust. If you like Congress, Ed Markey is your guy. But if you want an independent thinker try Navy Seal Gabriel Gomez," the narrator closes.
It features shots from a recent Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee ad that hammered Gomez for opposing tax increases and for his opposition to President Obama's healthcare law, without which insurance coverage for certain preventative treatments like mammograms wouldn't be guaranteed.
The DSCC and Majority PAC, a major Democratic super-PAC, have hammered Gomez in similar ads this past week.
DSCC spokesman Justin Barasky charged that the ad was an attempt to "distract" from his positions on the issues, which Barasky said align with national Republicans.
"Gabe Gomez's new attack ad is a desperate attempt to distract from the
fact that in last night’s debate he continued his embrace of national
Republican policies and proved that he will go to Washington to stand
shoulder to shoulder with Mitch McConnell in the GOP’s effort to
obstruct President Obama’s agenda," he said.
Gomez has lagged Markey in every poll of the race, but has managed to keep his opponent's lead down to single-digits, fueling a better-safe-than-sorry strategy from Democrats to ensure a win in the blue state.
--This post was updated at 10 a.m. to reflect comment from the DSCC.