Congressional candidate Carl Sciortino’s new ad, where he comes out to his Tea Party father as a “Massachusetts Liberal,” has gained him national exposure.
The ad, which garnered more than 300,000 YouTube views in its first week, got the state representative and his father spots on a number of national shows, including MSNBC’s “Hardball with Chris Matthews” (above), and in a number of publications, as well as some endorsements.
Sciortino, 35, a fifth term representative from Medford, is one of seven Democrats running for now U.S. Sen. Ed Markey’s old 5th Congressional seat – State Sen. Will Brownsberger, State Sen. Katherine Clark, Middlesex Sheriff Peter Koutoujian, State Sen. Karen Spilka, Arlington’s Martin Long and Stoneham’s Paul John Maisano being the others.
The primary is Oct. 15.
Sciortino, one of the few LGBT members in the Massachusetts legislature, is marrying his partner, Pem Brown, in October.
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