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DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz: Ed Markey Is the Right Choice for Massachusetts

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement on Ed Markey’s clear victory in tonight’s debate in Massachusetts:

“Ed Markey demonstrated tonight why he’s the right choice for Massachusetts.  He’s a proven leader who shares the values of Massachusetts voters and will join President Obama and Democrats in the Senate to fight for investments in the middle class and ask the wealthiest Americans to pay their fair share. And the women of Massachusetts know they can count on Ed Markey to support their right to make their own health care decisions.

“Gabriel Gomez tried and failed to distance himself from the national Republican Party. He told voters tonight he would be willing to end a tax break that 36 million people have relied on to help pay for their homes. He just can’t hide the fact that he will be another vote for Mitch McConnell and an economic agenda that favors tax breaks and loopholes for corporations and the wealthiest Americans.  Or that he would end a woman’s right to choose and block commonsense efforts to reduce gun violence.   Quite simply, Gabriel Gomez is out of step with the people of Massachusetts.

“Massachusetts deserves a Senator who stands with them on the issues they care most about and Ed Markey proved once again tonight that he is that leader.”