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President Barack Obama Endorses Ed Markey for U.S. Senate


Contact: Andrew Zucker: 617-398-0428; Giselle Barry: 781-960-5338

Charlestown, Massachusetts – President Barack Obama officially endorsed Ed Markey for the United States Senate, praising Rep. Markey’s commitment to standing up for middle class and working families.

“Ed Markey is a passionate and effective champion for middle class and working families, and we need him in the Senate to keep moving our country forward. Ed has a strong record of helping businesses create jobs and making sure that middle class families get ahead.  His work on fuel economy standards will save money for American consumers and help reduce our dependence on foreign oil. I share his commitment to common sense efforts to reduce gun violence, and I know he will be a critical vote on this issue. Massachusetts has a long history of Senators who have made a real difference for the Commonwealth and our nation, and I know Ed Markey will continue that great tradition.”

“I am honored to have President Obama’s endorsement and want to go to the Senate to help move forward his agenda of job and economic growth for the Commonwealth and the nation,” said Ed Markey. “The vision put forward by the President in his State of the Union is one in which everyone has a shot at the American Dream. I have been proud to support his efforts on health care, Wall Street reform, gun safety, and moving America towards a clean energy future. His agenda will improve the lives of everyone in the Commonwealth by promoting hard work and investing in the technologies and skills for the jobs of the future. I look forward to continuing to work with the President to ensure a future that is full of opportunity and prosperity for all people.”


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