“As our next U.S. Senator, Mike Capuano will continue to effectively serve all Massachusetts residents and fight for the progressive ideals we share,” stated Congressman McGovern. “I have been proud to call Congressman Capuano a friend and colleague. Mike has worked closely with me and other members of the Massachusetts delegation on so many important issues, including a public option in health care reform and opposing the Iraq War.”
“I am grateful for Jim’s support of my candidacy and for all of the help he has given me during my years in the House. His friendship and his confidence in my efforts mean a great deal,” stated Congressman Capuano.
Currently serving his seventh term in Congress, Jim McGovern of Massachusetts’ 3rd Congressional District, is the Vice Chairman of the House Rules Committee, which sets the terms for debate and amendments on most legislation. He is also a member of the House Budget Committee. McGovern co-chairs both the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission and the House Hunger Caucus. Along with Congressman Capuano, Congressman McGovern was among a handful of representatives seeking to protect our cherished civil liberties by voting against the PATRIOT Act.
Mike Capuano has also been endorsed by other Worcester County elected officials.
In offering his endorsement, Sheriff Glodis said: “Mike Capuano is the only candidate with the necessary experience to represent Massachusetts’ working families in the U.S. Senate. His proven record of success as a mayor and congressman is clear. He has the legislative experience and know-how Massachusetts needs.”
“I’ve known Mike Capuano for 25 years, and I have always been impressed by his deep commitment and passion for the issues that matter to the people of Massachusetts, and for his dedication and ability to find real solutions that make a difference in their lives. He’ll be an outstanding United States Senator from day one, since he won’t need on the job training,” stated State Senator Richard Moore.
“As the Chair of the Special Task Force on Ethics Enforcement, Congressman Capuano has passionately led the fight in Washington to change the laws for greater transparency and accountability among our nation’s highest officials. I believe Massachusetts deserves a Senator who has already clearly demonstrated he is not afraid to take on the special interests of Capitol Hill or to push his colleagues to uphold the highest standards of ethical conduct to serve the people of this country,” stated State Rep. Jennifer M. Callahan.
“I’m proud to be able to call Congressman Mike Capuano my friend. I am also proud to be supporting him in his run for the office of United States Senator. Mike is the most progressive and experienced candidate running for this office. Our Commonwealth is extremely fortunate that at a time when so many complex issues are being debated in Washington, that we have Congressman Mike Capuano, who we can send to the Senate without missing a beat. Mike won’t need any on the job training,” stated State Rep. Jim O’Day.
“I am grateful for the endorsement of so many talented and committed individuals who fight for the interests of their constituents every day. I appreciate their confidence and their support of my candidacy,” said Capuano.
Congressman Capuano’s Senate candidacy has also been endorsed by Congressman Barney Frank, the United Food and Commercial Workers Massachusetts locals, the Teamsters Local 122, the Retired State, County and Municipal Employees Association of Massachusetts, UNITE HERE’s New England Joint Board, the Seafarers International Union, the Marine Engineers Beneficial Association, the New England Dock and Marine Council, representing 20 local unions affiliated with the International Longshoremen’s Association, the Bricklayers and Allied Craftsmen Local 3, the Professional Firefighters of Massachusetts (PFFM), the Salaried Employees of North America, (SENA) Local 9158, an affiliate of the United Steelworkers, and the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, represented by the System T6 Council. The T6 Council is comprised of seven IBEW local unions.