Statement from Markey Campaign Manager John Walsh on Debate Night Victory
Tuesday, February 18, 2020
“Tonight, Senator Markey made clear why he is the best choice in the Senate race and needs to be re-elected: He is a true progressive leader, providing national leadership and delivering for Massachusetts families on the issues that matter most to them.
“We heard Ed share how his mother’s death from Alzheimer’s disease fueled his mission to help find a cure for Alzheimer’s by 2025. It’s his laws that supported the creation of this bold goal and has led to a 350 percent increase since 2014 in funding to fight this devastating disease.
“We learned more about Ed’s victories against the NRA, from the ban he secured in 1994 on assault weapons made in China, to the $25 million he helped secure for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to study gun violence prevention for the first time since 1996.
“And for everyone concerned about the existential threat of climate change, Senator Markey showed why he is the national leader of the movement for a Green New Deal and 100% clean, renewable, and zero-emissions energy. He called for jobs, for justice, and for the economy-wide change that would come from making combating the climate crisis the top priority of the U.S. Senate.
“For Ed, politics is personal. He carries with him the values that he learned around the kitchen table in Malden, and they inform the decisions he makes in the United States Senate. Tonight, Massachusetts voters heard about Ed’s fights on the issues that they care about, and he will continue to bring that message of hard work and progressive leadership that families can count on as he talks with voters throughout the state during this campaign.”
Liz Vlock, Press Secretary