Ed Markey for U.S. Senate Campaign Releases First Television Ad of Senate Primary
Comes as grassroots momentum builds for re-election with endorsements, expanding digital reach
Wednesday, July 22, 2020
BOSTON — The Ed Markey for U.S. Senate campaign today released its first television ad. The 30 second ad begins airing on Thursday, July 23. The ad will air on both broadcast and cable television in all media markets in the state.
The ad features Markey in his hometown of Malden and how the values he learned growing up there animate the big progressive policies he leads on in the U.S. Senate, including the Green New Deal and Medicare for All.
The television ad begins airing as the first round of mail-in ballots have been sent to Massachusetts voters.
The Markey for Senate campaign announced recent major endorsements, including the support of the Human Rights Campaign, Daily Kos, Foreign Policy for America, Progressive Change Campaign Committee, and the National Association of Social Workers-PACE. Also this week, Markey received the endorsement of Boston City Councilor Kenzie Bok and Boston Wards 4 and 5 Democratic Committees. This show of support is reflected in the campaign’s growing digital and social media presence, which generated nearly 10 million impressions this weekend and grew by over 12,700 followers on Twitter in the last 28 days.
FULL TRANSCRIPT OF THE AD:
This is where I’m from.
My father was a milkman. I drove an ice cream truck to pay for college.
Lessons I learned here still drive me today: Don’t be scared of the tough fights.
That’s why I was an original sponsor of Medicare for All and why I wrote the Green New Deal to fight climate change.
Remember where you come from. Stand up for people counting on you. And always be a leader in the fight for justice.
I’m Ed Markey and that’s why I approve this message.
Liz Vlock, Press Secretary