Boston Globe Endorses Ed Markey For Mass. Senate

Rep. Ed Markey, the Democratic nominee for John Kerry’s Mass. Senate seat, picked up the endorsement of the Boston Globe on Wednesday. The Globe cited Markey’s long Washington career, calling him a “talented legislator” that would ably represented the state’s interests in the Senate:

Far from being a detriment, Markey’s Washington experience fills a need for a state that lost Senator Edward M. Kennedy to brain cancer in 2009, and John Kerry to the State Department this year. Freshman Senator Elizabeth Warren is carving out a niche on banking and loan issues, but it’s not realistic to envision her exercising enough clout to, say, provide an extra $250 million a year in federal reimbursements to Boston’s teaching hospitals, as Kerry did. Markey, who served in the House with dozens of current senators, has proven beyond any doubt that he’s a vigilant guardian of the Bay State’s interests in the capital: He will step easily into the role of veteran dealmaker, making himself the go-to guy for local industries and institutions.



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