BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Democratic U.S. Senate hopeful Edward Markey is defending a planned fundraiser hosted by former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer.
Massachusetts Republican Party Chairwoman Kirsten Hughes criticized the decision, saying Markey shouldn't "rub elbows with a man best known for his solicitation of prostitutes."
Spitzer was forced from office in 2008 after he was accused of spending thousands of dollars on high-end prostitutes.
The fundraiser for Markey's Senate campaign is planned for later this month in Washington.