The GOP candidate for John Kerry's Senate seat is a former Navy SEAL; son of Columbian immigrants.
Gomez also had a compelling life story, learning to speak English in kindergarten before going on to become a Navy pilot and SEAL, earn an MBA at Harvard Business School and launch a career in private equity.
He will face off against Dem candidate Edward Markey who was already in DC in the House when Gomez (47) was still playing Little League baseball.

This should prove an interesting election.