Ed Markey Wins!

clee May 1, 2013 0

We did it!

Last night, Ed Markey, with 57 percent of the vote, defeated his more conservative opponent in a primary election to replace former Sen. John Kerry’s Senate seat.1

This is a decisive win — that couldn’t have happened without all the hard work USAction members have poured into this race to ensure the progressive won.

We want to extend an extra warm thank you to our amazing volunteers who helped us get out the vote this past week. We were able to call through all our USAction members in Massachusetts thanks to you!

And of course, a huge thank you to all the people who donated to this effort as well.

This past week, we’ve been running phonebanks into Massachusetts to urge voters to vote for Ed Markey on Election Day. And all of our hard work clearly paid off.

With Tammy Baldwin, Sherrod Brown and now Ed Markey, this has been a great few months for USAction electing progressives to the U.S. Senate. And is further proof that when progressives stick together, we can win BIG.

Ed Markey now will face his Republican opponent Gabriel Gomez in a special general election on June 25th. A race we will certainly keep our eye on in the coming months.

As we shift our attention to other states, another Senate race on the horizon could be a great opportunity to elect a true progressive. Montana Senator Max Baucus (D) announced last week that he will not be running for re-election. Baucus, better known as the “Senator from K Street,” and who helped kill the public option during the health care debate, will not be missed.

But as he exits the stage, we have a great opportunity to replace Baucus with a real progressive who represents our values. Donate $5 or whatever you can afford now, so we can bring our calling program to Montana and ensure the best possible candidate wins the primary and general elections.

After last night’s victory, I can’t say enough how we couldn’t have done this without our amazing members.So thank you again to all who volunteered and thank you for continuing to be a part of the USAction family. We have proved that we’re a progressive force to be reckoned with.