DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz’s Statement Congratulating Ed Markey on Victory in Massachusetts

DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement congratulating Ed Markey on his victory tonight in Massachusetts:

“Congratulations to my friend Ed Markey on his win tonight.  Middle class families in Massachusetts know they have an advocate in Ed, and that’s why they elected him to the U.S. Senate.  I am proud to have served with Ed for the past eight years and wish him well as he continues his service to the people of Massachusetts in the Senate.

“Ed Markey’s win is a vote for moving forward with President Obama’s agenda on commonsense immigration reform, reducing gun violence, combating climate change, and implementing Obamacare.  It’s a vote to push our country forward and to fight for working families.  It was also a sound rejection of the same old Republican Party.  Though Gomez claimed he was a ‘new kind of Republican,’ he supports a tax system that allows the wealthiest and corporations to play by their own set of rules, would have supported Justices who want to overturn Roe v. Wade, and would have voted with the NRA against an assault weapons ban. The Republican Party has tried—and failed—to rebrand themselves. Their positions on the issues voters care the most about have been soundly rejected again.

“Tonight is a victory for middle class families in Massachusetts and all around the country, and I congratulate him as he readies for his next step in public service.”