Rep. Ed Markey has thrown his hat in the ring to replace Sen. John Kerry, assuming Mr. Kerry appointment as Secretary of State is affirmed in the US Senate, as is widely expected.
Here's what Mr. Markey had to say about why he was joining the race:
"I have decided to run for the US Senate because this fight is too important. There is so much at stake."Markey is the perfect candidate to replace John Kerry. Can you please help fund Mr. Markey's campaign so he can get the jump on the much-anticipated warmed-over campaign of Scott Brown?
"With Senator Kerry's departure, Massachusetts voters will decide once again whether we want a Senator who will fight for all our families or one who supports a Republican agenda that benefits only the powerful and well-connected. I refuse to allow the Tea-Party dominated Republican Party to lead us off the fiscal cliff and into recession. I won't allow the National Rifle Association to obstruct an assault weapons ban yet again. I will not sit back and allow oil and coal industry lobbyists to thwart our clean energy future or extremists to restrict women's rights and health care."
I've just opened this campaign fundraising page on ActBlue to raise funds for Representative Markey's campaign. Can you join the fun(d) and help get his campaign off and running? Thanks!