“I know how important it is for a district to have a strong, dedicated and intelligent representative always willing to do what is in the best interest of his or her constituents,” DeLeo said in a statement released by the Koutoujian campaign. “Peter will be that person for the Fifth Congressional District.”
Koutoujian, a Waltham resident, said in a statement he was proud to have DeLeo’s support.
On balance, this has to help Koutoujian. There will undoubtedly be some Democrats who say “any friend of Bob DeLeo is no friend of mine,” but with this expected to be a low turnout, get-your-base-out sort of affair next Tuesday, the backing of the Speaker, one of the state’s best-known legislators, who also happens to live in the district, has to be a plus.