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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!

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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.

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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)
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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.

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