Gabriel Gomez is already a terrible candidate. He wasn’t supposed to be, because on paper he sounds swell! He’s running for John Kerry’s Massachusetts Senate seat against Democrat Ed Markey. Good luck with that.
A Suffolk University poll has Markey receiving 52 percent of the vote to Gomez’s 35 percent among likely voters, with 11 percent undecided. A poll from WBUR, the NPR affiliate in Boston, shows Markey with an 8-point edge among likely voters, 46 percent to 38 percent, including leaners.
[Gomez] claimed a $281,500 deduction on his income taxes for promising not to alter the appearance of his historic home. While he identified this “easement” as a donation to a controversial Washington, DC-based organization, he was reportedly already prevented from making any such changes under local historic preservation laws — a move the Internal Revenue Service has identified as a common “tax scam.” [...]
So he hates taxes and says “we need to start looking at the corporate tax loopholes as well as the personal loopholes… we shouldn’t have a tax code that is thousands of pages long” as he exploits fancy schmancy personal tax loopholes.
No hypocrisy there, Gabe, you little “tax scammer” you.
But wait, there’s more! A bonus post by Joan McCarter at DKos: Gomez furiously tries to distance himself from his swift boat organization!