Tomorrow, I am formally endorsing Mike Capuano for US Senate during the Brookline Open Mike at the Washington Square Tavern, 714 Washington Street at 3:30pm.
I have known Mike Capuano ever since I met him as a young staffer at the State House. I watched him grow and develop into one of the best mayors in the Commonwealth and I have worked closely with him since his election to Congress.
I hope that you can join us for this event. Please visit http://mikecapuano.com/page/ev… to RSVP.
Mike’s passion for public service and his dedication to his constituents are obvious. But it is his courage and his conviction on the important issues of the time that impress me most of all.
He was one of the few dissenting voices in Congress to vote against the invasion of Iraq. He has raised important questions about our role in Afghanistan. He was committed to decent and affordable health care for all Americans when the issue seemed to have faded from the national radar screen. And, he understands as well or better than anyone in the Congress how important it is that we put our unemployed building trades workers to work rebuilding our crumbling transportation infrastructure and building a first class national rail passenger system.
We lost an extraordinary public servant when we lost Ted Kennedy. Filling his shoes in the United States Senate will take somebody who has many of his special qualities — a deep commitment to the welfare of ordinary Americans; the courage of his convictions; and at the same time the political skills to craft solutions to our problems that can work and win the support they need in the Congress of the United States.
Mike Capuano is that person.
I am proud to join Kitty in announcing my strong endorsement of his candidacy. I urge all of my fellow Massachusetts Democrats to support him on December 8th, and I will do everything I can between now and then to help him win the nomination and go on to victory in January.
Please join me as I announce my endorsement of Mike Capuano for US Senate. Visit http://mikecapuano.com/page/ev… to RSVP today!
Michael S. Dukakis
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