BOSTON — Republican Gabriel Gomez and Democrat Edward Markey clashed on everything from their records in Congress and the private sector to term limits in their final debate of Massachusetts' special U.S. Senate election.
Gomez defended his time as a Navy SEAL and his work in the private equity firm Advent International, saying President Barack Obama's pension fund as a former Illinois lawmaker is invested with the company.
The two also had a sharp exchange on term limits.
Gomez said he told veteran Republican Sen. John McCain, who campaigned for Gomez in Boston last month, that he should be term-limited.
When a disbelieving Markey said Gomez did not tell John McCain that this should be his last term, Gomez said it "absolutely did happen."
The hour-long debate Tuesday night was held at WGBH-TV.
The election is June 25.