Press Releases

  • Markey Discusses Key Issues with Supporters from Greater Boston Area, Picks Up AFSCME Endorsement

    Medford, MA – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Malden) completed another successful grassroots campaign weekend on Sunday. Despite some inclement weather, local activists, supporters and elected leaders greeted Ed to show their support for his candidacy. Standing room-only crowds at stops in Belmont, Allston/Brighton, Dorchester, and Jamaica Plain applauded Ed as he pledged to stand up for Massachusetts’s families and promised to fight for action on gun control and climate change. More »

  • Markey Welcomed by Supporters at Newton, Cape Cod, Ashland Campaign Stops

    Medford, MA – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Malden) was greeted Saturday by hundreds of local activists, supporters and elected leaders at stops in Newton, Barnstable, Orleans, and Ashland. Ed shared his commitment standing up to the special interests, creating opportunities for middle class families and fighting for the progressive values that Massachusetts voters want in the U.S. Senate. More »

  • Markey Challenges GOP Senate Candidates to Sign the People’s Pledge Immediately

    Medford, MA – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Malden) today urged the four possible Republican candidates in the Massachusetts Senate special election to take the people’s pledge – an agreement to keep outside special interests and billionaires from spending millions attacking candidates.

    “The silence from the potential GOP candidates on the people’s pledge is deafening and a warning that outside dollars could soon spill into this race,” said Markey. “Massachusetts does not need Karl Rove, the Koch brothers and other special interests polluting our airwaves with outside negative advertising.”

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  • Markey Campaign Proposes Issue-Driven Debate Plan

    Medford, MA – The Ed Markey for U.S. Senate campaign today released a proposed debate schedule for the Democratic primary, which would include two general debates and four issue-specific debates. The proposed general debates would be held in Springfield and Boston and sponsored by independent news organizations with which the candidates and news organizations would mutually agree on format and length. Additionally, the Markey campaign proposed four issue-specific debates at locations to be negotiated by the campaigns and potential sponsors. Each issue-specific debate – covering such topics as education, jobs and the economy, public safety and national security, and equal opportunity – would be held in a different location throughout the Commonwealth and be jointly sponsored by independent news organizations and relevant issue organizations. In 2009, five debates were held in the Senate Democratic primary and in 2012, Democratic Senate candidates participated in two debates. More »

  • Markey and Lynch Sign People’s Pledge

    Medford, MA – Today, Reps. Ed Markey (D-Malden) and Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) signed the People’s Pledge, committing to keep outside group-funded ads out of the Massachusetts Senate campaign. The Democratic congressmen challenged any GOP candidates to do the same. The 2012 Senate campaign was able to avoid the effects of outside negative advertising when both candidates agreed to an enforceable plan. More »

  • Markey Sends Lynch Request for Immediate Debate Negotiations

    Medford, MA – U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Ed Markey (D-Malden) today asked Congressman Stephen Lynch to immediately begin debate negotiations, while reiterating his previous position that any candidate who qualifies for the April 30 Democratic primary ballot be included in the ultimate agreement. More »

  • Markey Continues Campaign Kick-off Weekend at Super Bowl Party

    Medford, MA – Tonight, Rep. Ed Markey (D-Malden) continues his campaign kickoff tour with a stop at in Dorchester, where he will attend a Super Bowl party with supporters and friends. More »

  • Ed Markey Launches Campaign For U.S. Senate From Malden YMCA

    Malden, MA – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Malden) launched his campaign for U.S. Senate today from his hometown YMCA in Malden. Surrounded by family, friends, and supporters, Ed spoke about the need to continue to move President Obama’s agenda forward, including banning assault weapons, addressing climate change, and standing up to the special interests. More »

  • Ed Markey Concludes First Day Of Campaign Launch With Stops In Worcester, Springfield

    Springfield, MA – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Malden) continued his campaign launch this afternoon with stops at local restaurants in Worcester and Springfield. Ed visited with supporters and discussed his upcoming campaign, his commitment to creating good paying jobs and fighting for the progressive values that he shares with Massachusetts voters. More »

  • Markey Statement on Scott Brown Decision Not to Run for Massachusetts Open Senate Seat

    Medford, MA – Rep. Ed Markey (D-Malden) released the following statement after Scott Brown announced he will not run for the Massachusetts open Senate seat vacated by John Kerry. More »