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TayTay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 12:58 PM
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Letter from Ned Lamont supporting John Kerry for Senate 08
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This is a very nice letter from Ned Lamont, '06 Democratic nominee for the US Senate from Connecticut, in support of Senator Kerry's re-election bid this year. This letter went out to the Senator's Massachusetts email list.

Hello Mass Dems,

Back in early 2006, it took real courage to step out from the pack in the Senate and demand a timeline to withdraw our combat troops from Iraq. But that summer, John Kerry joined with Russ Feingold to push for a vote in the Senate to do just that. Their legislation only got 13 votes out of 100, but it played a big part in beginning to change the debate around the war. John Kerry stood up for all of us.

At the time, I was running in the Democratic primary against one of the war's biggest supporters, Joe Lieberman. So many grassroots Democrats I talked to wanted leadership on changing the disastrous Bush policy in Iraq.

And after Connecticut Democrats voted for change on a hot day in August, John Kerry was there for us once again.

John not only endorsed me, he had the courage to really step up and work hard for our victory that November. There are all sorts of unwritten "inside-the-Beltway" rules about working against another Senator in your caucus, but John Kerry did what he felt was right. He campaigned for me in Connecticut, raised money for me, and did everything he could to support me in my race against Joe Lieberman.

This year, John Kerry is running for re-election - and I hope you'll do whatever you can to support him. And you can start this weekend.

If you can spare some time on Friday or Saturday, please consider volunteering for him at the Massachusetts Democratic Convention in Lowell. It's a wonderful chance to meet other Democrats and be a part of an active political convention, and John Kerry will be holding a party with all the volunteers.

If you're interested, please email or call Amanda Bersak at (856) 906-9053.

Massachusetts is blessed to have two wonderful Senators, both with the clout to get things done and the progressive ideals to put that clout to work the right way. John Kerry has been a leader in getting our combat troops out of Iraq, he's been a leader on combating global climate change, and he's fought hard against the trickle-down economics of the Republicans.

And he's fought hard for Democrats across the country. I saw it first hand in my race, but I also saw what he did for Jim Webb in Virginia, and Claire McCaskill in Missouri, and Jon Tester in Montana, and so many more. I don't think it's a stretch to say that without John Kerry's work, Democrats wouldn't control the Senate today.

I know John will work just as hard this year to try to extend that Senate majority to a true working majority for progressive politics. With the closely-divided Senate we have now, it's been too easy for the Republicans and my old opponent Joe Lieberman to block a new course in Iraq. With more and better Democratic Senators, we can finally bring the real change to our country that we all need.

So I hope you'll not only support John Kerry's re-election but also join me in the months ahead in supporting his efforts to elect Democrats around the country. Our country is ready for change, and we're lucky to have John Kerry in position to help push the progressive change we need.


Ned Lamont

I just :loveya: :loveya: :loveya: Ned Lamont!
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