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U.S. Senate candidate, Congressman Ed Markey (D. MA-5), just picked up another big endorsement from Democracy For America:
It isn't every day you get the chance to double down on success so soon.

In 2012, DFA members in Massachusetts and across the country worked their hearts out to send Elizabeth Warren to the U.S. Senate. Now, in the special election to replace Senator Kerry, we have the chance to send her a strong ally -- Ed Markey, the only tried and true progressive in the race.

U.S. Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass. laughs at Faneuil Hall in Boston Thursday, Jan. 31, 2013 during John Kerry's farewell tour of Massachusetts before he becomes secretary of state. (AP Photo/Winslow Townson)
DFA is proud to endorse Ed Markey to be the next U.S. Senator from Massachusetts -- now let's get to work.

We've got 50 days to make Ed the Democratic nominee, and it's going to take all hands on deck. Donate $1.71 or more today to add another true progressive champion to the Senate:

Ed's record of progressive leadership is second to none. From his first day in office, he's stood up to special interests and spoken truth to power.* He co-authored the Waxman-Markey climate change bill, fought for universal access to quality healthcare, and is a rock-solid defender of Social Security and Medicare. In the Senate, Ed won't just vote the right way -- he'll be a powerful leader and advocate for us all.

But getting there won't be easy. Ed is facing a tough primary from a pro-life, centrist Democrat who is keeping this race way too close for comfort. And unlike Scott Brown, the Republican candidates are all calling for millions of dollars in outside spending, making the general election anything but certain.

But that's just one more thing Ed and DFA members have in common: When everything is on the line, neither is afraid of a good fight.

The April 30th primary is only six weeks away -- it's time for us to go all in. Pitch in $1.71 or more to Ed Markey's campaign today:

Thanks for all you do,

- ML

Michael Langenmayr, Political Director
Democracy for America

*No joke: Ed once had his desk moved into the hallway after he passed a sweeping reform bill that angered powerful interests controlling the Massachusetts State House. We need Ed's courage in the Senate -- help out with a donation today:

You can click here to donate to Markey's campaign:

Originally posted to pdc on Mon Mar 11, 2013 at 02:00 PM PDT.

Also republished by In Support of Labor and Unions, Climate Hawks, The Democratic Wing of the Democratic Party, and Massachusetts Kosmopolitans.

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