United States Senate Special Election in Massachusetts, 2013

I endorse Representative Ed Markey (D-MA-5) for the United States Senate from Massachusetts.  He’s the more liberal candidate running in the Democratic primary on April 30 2013.


Ed Markey.  Source: Wikipedia

From Markey’s response to Progressive Democrats of America’s questionnaire:

“I remain fully committed to protecting our bedrock safety-net programs–Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security–which provide critical health care and income security to millions of our most vulnerable citizens.”

“Health care is a right, not a privilege. I have long supported the establishment of a single-payer system so that everyone, regardless of income, could have access to high-quality and affordable health care services.”

“I am a cosponsor of H.J. Res. 20, a resolution introduced by Rep. Jim McGovern (D-MA) to amend the Constitution to allow Congress and the states to have the power to regulate the raising and spending of money in federal and state campaigns respectively.”

“I am also a cosponsor of H.R. Res. 21, a resolution introduced by Rep. Jim McGovern which would amend the Constitution to clarify that the rights protected by the Constitution are intended to protect the rights of natural persons, and do not include corporations, limited liability companies, or other corporate entities, and that Congress and the states may enact reasonable regulations of such corporate entities.”

MAY 30 2013 UPDATE: As expected, Markey won the primary, 57.4-42.6.