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DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz Congratulates Rep. Ed Markey for His Victory in Massachusetts

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz issued the following statement on the Massachusetts Senate primary tonight:

“On behalf of Democrats across the country, I want to congratulate Ed Markey for his victory tonight and send him our best wishes as we now turn to a victory in June.  I also want to thank my friend, Stephen Lynch for his dedication to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and to working families in our country.  These campaigns and the grassroots energy behind them truly exemplified the tough and hardworking spirit of Massachusetts.

“Now, we must unite behind Congressman Ed Markey and set our sights on keeping this seat blue on June 25th. Unlike Gabriel Gomez, who is vastly out of touch with the priorities of middle class families,  Congressman Markey knows what is important to the people of Massachusetts-- creating jobs, strengthening the economy, improving education and investing in infrastructure to move our country forward.

“As Democrats we must now work together to send another strong advocate for the people of Massachusetts to join Elizabeth Warren in the United States Senate to work with President Obama and Democrats in Congress to keep moving our country forward. I am confident Congressman Markey will continue Senator Kerry’s leadership in bringing jobs to the Commonwealth and fiercely advocating for Massachusetts families.”