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ccharles000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 01:32 PM
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Pelosi to Endorse Capuano for Massachusetts Senate
Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., will endorse Rep. Michael E. Capuano in the Massachusetts Senate special election.

"Whether taking on the CEOs of the financial services industry, supporting marriage equality, or voting against the Iraq War because he didn't believe Bush Administration made the case to take military action, Mike Capuano has a proven record of standing up for progressive values and what he believes is right. I am proud to endorse Mike Capuano for U.S. Senate," Pelosi said in a statement. The formal endorsement will come Friday in Boston, Mass.

Capuano, the only member of Congress in the race, has already received the endorsements of five out of the nine other members of the all-Democrat Massachusetts House delegation. Kitty Dukakis, wife of former governor and 1988 Democratic presidential nominee Michael Dukakis, also voiced her support for Capuano earlier this week.

However, the six-term Boston-area congressman continues to trail well behind frontrunner Martha Coakley, the state attorney general, according to a new Suffolk University poll.

Coakley has a double-digit lead over her nearest Democratic opponents, at 44 percent to 17 percent for investor and Boston Celtics co-owner Stephen Pagliuca , 16 percent for Capuano and and 3 percent for Alan Khazei, co-founder of the national community service program City Year. Twenty percent remain undecided.

http://blogs.cqpolitics.com/eyeon2010/2009/11/pagliuca-...
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Raven Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 01:34 PM
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1. Wow! It's a boys' club down there in D.C. even for the girls. n/t
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ClarkUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 03:33 PM
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10. It's sexist to expect Speaker Pelosi should always support the woman in any race. nt
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 03:46 PM
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11. So you're saying the Speaker should only endorse women because she's a woman?
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-14-09 01:29 PM
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15. No - the sexism is yours
That Pelosi should endorse the woman in the race. This is as sill as the complaints against people who didn't endorse HRC.

The fact is she endorsed the man in the House of Representatives who she knows, over someone she very likely does not know.
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Forkboy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-14-09 01:34 PM
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17. That's just dumb.
She's not going with Coakley most likely because Coakley said openly she wouldn't have voted for the Health Care bill with the Stupak amendment in it.
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 01:40 PM
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2. I just don't feel comfortable with national folks getting involved in state primaries. nt
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Freddie Stubbs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 01:44 PM
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3. No big surpise, as he is the only US House member in the race
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Hutzpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 01:47 PM
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4. Good. n/t
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BunkerHill24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 01:53 PM
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5. I used to live Rep Capuano's district
He's a good chap. He has friendly staff and was always courteous.
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MUAD_DIB Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 02:16 PM
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6. He's not going to win. Good.

he's my Rep and I want him to stay put.
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TheCowsCameHome Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 03:23 PM
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7. Stay put, Mike. It's Coakley.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 03:27 PM
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8. I'm waiting to see who Kerry endorses
I'd love Capuano as Senator.
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 03:47 PM
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12. My guess is that Kerry keeps out of the primary.
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graywarrior Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 03:54 PM
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13. Yeh, that would be the smartest thing to do.
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karynnj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-14-09 01:32 PM
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16. Kerry has appeared with both Croakley and Capuano in the past
Croakley introduced Kerry at one of his Faneuil Hall talks in 2006 and he did his Town Hall this year in Somerville where Capuano endorsed him. I seriously doubt he will endorse in the primary because he has good strong ties with both. He did not endorse in the primary Governors race either.
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ClarkUSA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 03:29 PM
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9. He's a good reliable Democratic vote, unlike Coakley, who would've voted against HCR. nt
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Fire1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-13-09 04:26 PM
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14. Good! Hope he wins!! n/t
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