Skip to main content

Received this e-mail today from Senator Dick Durbin (D. IL) in support of Congressman Ed Markey (D. MA) who is running against Republican businessman Gabriel Gomez in the 2013 Special Election to fill Secretary of State John Kerry's (D. MA) Senate seat:
On Tuesday night, my friend, Congressman Ed Markey, won the Democratic nomination to replace John Kerry in the U.S. Senate!

It's great news: I served with Ed when I was in the House and know firsthand that he is a strong, progressive leader who will make an excellent senator. Just look at the lead he's taken on environmental issues.

(022113 Taunton, MA) Rep. Ed Markey, D-Mass., speaks during an event of his campaign for U.S. Senate at the Off Broadway Diner in Taunton, Mass., Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013.    Photo by Chitose Suzuki...
Now that Ed is the Democratic nominee, he needs all of our help to defeat his Republican opponent -- and fend off the right-wing super PACs mobilizing against him. And with the Massachusetts special election rapidly approaching next month, we don't have any time to lose.

Click here to rush $5 to Ed Markey's campaign before next month's special election -- and help elect another strong progressive to the U.S. Senate!

Democrats can't take this race for granted.

After all, the last time there was a special Senate election in Massachusetts, Republican Scott Brown shocked the political world when he unexpectedly won.

We can't let that happen again. But already, national Republicans and right-wing groups are gearing up to smear Ed and try to buy this seat.

Ed needs our help, before the special election next month, to fight off these attacks.

Please click here to rush $5 to Ed Markey's campaign -- and ensure we don't have another Republican upset win in Massachusetts.

With so many important issues coming before the Senate this summer and fall -- from immigration reform to curbing gun violence to strengthening Medicare and Social Security -- the last thing we need is another Republican vote in the U.S. Senate.

We need Ed Markey.

Thank you,

Dick Durbin
U.S. Senator

PPP has Markey leading Gomez by 4 points.  The election is Tuesday, June 25th.  Click here if you would like to donate to Markey's campaign:
U.S. Senate candidate Ed Markey reacts with his wife, Susan Blumenthal, in Boston, Tuesday, April 30, 2013 as he celebrates winning the Democratic primary for the special U.S. Senate election. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)

Originally posted to pdc on Sat May 04, 2013 at 10:49 AM PDT.

Also republished by Massachusetts Kosmopolitans, Repeal or Amend the Second Amendment (RASA), Shut Down the NRA, LatinoKos, and Land of Lincoln Kos.

Your Email has been sent.
You must add at least one tag to this diary before publishing it.

Add keywords that describe this diary. Separate multiple keywords with commas.
Tagging tips - Search For Tags - Browse For Tags


More Tagging tips:

A tag is a way to search for this diary. If someone is searching for "Barack Obama," is this a diary they'd be trying to find?

Use a person's full name, without any title. Senator Obama may become President Obama, and Michelle Obama might run for office.

If your diary covers an election or elected official, use election tags, which are generally the state abbreviation followed by the office. CA-01 is the first district House seat. CA-Sen covers both senate races. NY-GOV covers the New York governor's race.

Tags do not compound: that is, "education reform" is a completely different tag from "education". A tag like "reform" alone is probably not meaningful.

Consider if one or more of these tags fits your diary: Civil Rights, Community, Congress, Culture, Economy, Education, Elections, Energy, Environment, Health Care, International, Labor, Law, Media, Meta, National Security, Science, Transportation, or White House. If your diary is specific to a state, consider adding the state (California, Texas, etc). Keep in mind, though, that there are many wonderful and important diaries that don't fit in any of these tags. Don't worry if yours doesn't.

You can add a private note to this diary when hotlisting it:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from your hotlist?
Are you sure you want to remove your recommendation? You can only recommend a diary once, so you will not be able to re-recommend it afterwards.
Rescue this diary, and add a note:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary from Rescue?
Choose where to republish this diary. The diary will be added to the queue for that group. Publish it from the queue to make it appear.

You must be a member of a group to use this feature.

Add a quick update to your diary without changing the diary itself:
Are you sure you want to remove this diary?
(The diary will be removed from the site and returned to your drafts for further editing.)
(The diary will be removed.)
Are you sure you want to save these changes to the published diary?

Comment Preferences

Subscribe or Donate to support Daily Kos.

Click here for the mobile view of the site