SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) - In less than four full days, Massachusetts voters will head to the polls to elect a new United States Senator.
The candidates have explained their positions on a host of issues, like tax reform, gun control, and immigration, and on Tuesday, you will make a choice.
Both campaigns are criss-crossing the state, trying to woo still undecided voters. Polls indicate that 8% of the Massachusetts electorate still hasn't made up their mind, but polls also indicate that Democratic Congressman Edward Markey has a lead.
John McNally of Northampton told 22News, "Mr. Gomez is a very attractive candidate because he seems to be a very honorable individual who's done great service for the country. However, I am reluctant to send another Republican to the senate because I think Republicans have been very obstructionist."
On Friday, the Associated Press said questions have been raised about why the National Republican Party has been reluctant to support Gabriel Gomez, a candidate who they say, may help improve the party's standing among women and minorities.
Gomez is a Republican, but he also speaks Spanish, supports immigration reform, and is moderate on social issues.
22News asked Latinos here in the North End of Springfield if they vote for the person, or the party.
Michael Gonzalez of Springfield said, "It's more important what they are about. What they are planning to do. What they are going to help the community with. The person is more important than the party."
Then there are those who told 22News they're voting, but are not very excited about their choices.
According to Don Byrum of Longmeadow, "I probably don't have a great degree of interest in it myself although I guess I'd like to see a Democrat have that senate seat. So to that degree I'm interested."
Tuesday's election will fill the seat vacated by John Kerry when he became Secretary of State. Whoever wins the seat will have to get ready for another campaign next year, when now Secretary of State John Kerry's term would have ended.
The election is Tuesday, June 25th.