Received this e-mail today from former U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D. NV) in support of U.S. Senator Ed Markey’s (D. MA) re-election campaign:
My friend Senator Ed Markey needs our support.
Ed is facing one of the toughest elections of any Democrat running for the US Senate this year. It is a tough fight, but one he can and must win.
And I know a thing or two about winning tough fights. As a former boxer, I learned how to take a punch and then throw one right back. And in the Senate, that’s a skill that comes in handy when you’re going toe to toe with Mitch McConnell.
Ed is a highly skilled fighter who knows how to win!
And here’s another thing I know: Whether you’re in the boxing ring or in the Senate, you’re never in the fight alone. It takes a team of people supporting you every step of the way. That’s why it’s critical for Ed to have your support in this race.
Let’s be absolutely clear here: Losing Ed’s extraordinary leadership in the United States Senate would mean a major setback for our progressive movement.
Having worked alongside Ed, I know he is a progressive champion — cut from the same cloth as the Senators I’ve known from Massachusetts for years. In this race, Ed is the one who will continue the legacy of delivering progressive leadership and results for Massachusetts and our country.
Winning back the Senate is obviously important. Mitch McConnell’s majority has to end, and I believe we will do that.
And when we do, we’ll need Ed’s leadership to make sure the Senate passes a bold, progressive agenda that brings real change to ensure a healthier, fairer and more prosperous future for working families in this country.
So let’s make sure Ed wins this race:
Thanks for being in Ed’s corner.
Keep up the good fight,
Senator Harry Reid
Former Senate Majority Leader