In their second Massachusetts Senate debate, Gabriel Gomez and Representative Ed Markey further highlighted their differences – but also found some surprising common ground.

Both would support raising the national minimum wage to $10 an hour, although Gomez noted he didn’t see making $10 an hour as being the American Dream (Markey said he agreed). Both strongly supported the Paycheck Fairness Act: Let’s end “era of discrimination against women that has plagued our country for generations,” Markey said, adding that paycheck fairness was at the “heart of it.” Gomez agreed, saying, “I think it’s a disgrace that we even have to have an act that makes women equal with men.” He added: ”I served in the military with amazing women,” and “they bleed just like the men do.” Gomez continued that he hoped the SEALs would allow women by the time his daughters were old enough to consider joining.

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