Former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez will officially launch his U.S. Senate campaign on Thursday and Friday, according to the Boston Herald.
Gomez, a Republican from Cohasset, will run for the seat vacated by new Secretary of State John Kerry. His campaign kicks off Thursday with events in Boston and Springfield, according to the Herald. Friday will bring more events on the North and South shores, though the Herald didn’t specify any venues or times.
Gomez, known for evading the spotlight, will also likely stop for several “meet-and-greet” events with local leaders and supporters during those two days. However, the events will not be open to the media, according to the Herald.
Once candidates are certified by the Secretary of the Commonwealth, Gomez would face State Rep. Dan Winslow (R-Norfolk) and former Nantucket selectman and county commissioner Douglas Bennett in a Republican primary. Democrats would field U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) and U.S. Congressman Ed Markey (D-Malden) in the race for the seat.
Former U.S. Attorney Michael Sullivan has said he was considering a run, but he has not made an official announcement.
Jeffrey P. Donnelly of Springfield has announced he is running on his website. Beverly Libertarian Daniel Fishman is also looking to get his name on the ballot.
Candidates have until Feb. 27 to submit 10,000 signatures to get on the April 30 primary election ballot. The general election will be held on June 25.