• Washington Post – 350 Action backing Rep. Ed Markey to fill Kerry’s old Senate seat

    The political action arm of, in its first foray into electoral politics, has decided to back Rep. Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) in his primary race to fill the Senate seat left vacant by John Kerry’s move to head up the State Department. The group, 350 Action, said that Markey’s opposition to the Keystone XL […] More »

  • NECN – Mass. Senate race candidates get their Irish on in Worcester

    Tens of thousands of folks donned their green and got their Irish on in Worcester. With sunny skies and mild temperatures, it was a great day for the 31st annual St. Patrick’s Day parade. There were dozens of floats, dancers and marching bands. All in all, there were about 8,000 parade participants, including several candidates […] More »

  • WBUR – Markey Wants TSA To Change Knife Policy

    U.S. Rep. Ed Markey is pressing the Transportation Security Administration to abandon its new policy allowing passengers to carry small knives onto planes. Markey on Saturday urged the TSA not to implement the policy, citing the opposition of flight attendants and federal law enforcement officers. The policy goes into effect April 25. It will also […] More »

  • The Republican – Howard Dean’s PAC will endorse Senate candidate Ed Markey

    The national progressive political action committee Democracy for America will endorse Democratic Senate candidate and U.S. Rep. Edward Markey on Monday. Democracy for America is a grassroots organizing PAC founded by Howard Dean, the former Democratic National Committee chairman and 2004 presidential candidate. “In this year’s special Senate primary, Democracy for America is proud to […] More »

  • The Republican – Editorial: GOP Senate hopefuls should resist outside money

    While Democratic Senate hopefuls Ed Markey and Stephen Lynch have signed a pledge to shun outside groups from running TV ads on behalf of their campaigns, the three Republican candidates say they won’t be inking the so-called “people’s pledge.” That’s unfortunate news for Bay State residents who had hoped to escape a barrage of anonymous […] More »

  • Food Safety News – Rep. Markey Introduces SAFE Seafood Act to Combat Fish Fraud

    U.S. Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA.) on Wednesday re-introduced a new, bipartisan version of a previously-introduced bill to combat widespread seafood fraud “that cheats fishermen and consumers, while posing health risks to pregnant mothers and others,” according to Markey. The bill comes on the heels of recent studies that found, on average, 33 percent of the […] More »

  • Belmont Patch – Belmont Dems in Markey’s Corner, Holding Caucus Saturday

    At its meeting on Feb. 28, the Belmont Democratic Town Committee voted to unanimously throw their endorsement to US Rep. Edward Markey in the upcoming special US Senate election in both the primary, to be held April 30 and the general election June 25. The Belmont Committee also reviewed procedures for its upcoming caucus to […] More »

  • TPM – MoveOn Endorses Markey In Massachusetts Special

    The liberal advocacy group MoveOn on Thursday endorsed Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) in Massachusetts’ open U.S. Senate race, CNN reported. MoveOn found 94 percent of its members in Massachusetts favored backing the progressive Markey in the race, little surprise given his Democratic opponent Rep. Stephen Lynch’s moderate record. TPM reported last week that NARAL Pro-Choice […] More »

  • Blue Mass Group – Building

    With cardboard boxes full of petitions with 52,307 collected signatures, I was honored to stand with volunteers yesterday on the steps of the Massachusetts State House to confirm my place on the ballot for U.S. Senate. More than 2,800 volunteers from around the state made it possible. They offered their time to talk to their […] More »

  • NARAL Blog – Why We Must Elect Rep. Ed Markey to the U.S. Senate

    There’s an exciting special election coming up in Massachusetts that will make a big difference in women’s lives. Now that John Kerry is Secretary of State, voters in the Bay State are going to have to decide who will represent them in the U.S. Senate. While we handed anti-choice lawmakers significant losses in the 2012 […] More »