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Tuesday, January 19, 2010

President Obama Campaigns for Martha Coakley in Massachusetts

Boston, MA – President Barack Obama came to Boston on Sunday to endorse Massachusetts Senate candidate Martha Coakley, appearing at a rally at Northeastern University.

President Obama also released an ad calling upon voters to get to the polls on Tuesday, January 19 to ensure Coakley's victory.

The ad can be viewed on youtube.

Campaign Manager Kevin Conroy said, “Massachusetts voters understand the clear difference they face tomorrow. One candidate will stand with Wall Street, and with the failed economic policies of the past. One candidate will stand with middle class families and lead our Commonwealth into a more prosperous future. The energy surrounding President Obama’s visit and the upcoming election reflects the enthusiasm we’ve seen for Martha’s proud record of standing up for Massachusetts, and her strong vision for our country.”

Coakley became Massachusetts’ first female Attorney General in January 2007. Throughout her public career, she has a proven record of taking on big challenges and getting real results for the people of this Commonwealth. As Attorney General, Coakley took on Wall Street to protect consumers, recovering record settlements in enforcement actions from companies such as Goldman Sachs and Fremont Investment and Loan for violating consumer protection laws. As part of her Cyber Crime Initiative, Coakley revolutionized the tools available to prosecutors for fighting crime in the 21st century, ensuring that Massachusetts is on the cutting edge of public safety.

Coakley, 56, was raised in North Adams. She is a graduate of Williams College in Williamstown, MA, where she was a member of the first class admitted to the college that included female students. She received her law degree from Boston University School of Law in 1979. Coakley resides in Medford with her husband, Thomas F. O’Connor, a retired police Deputy Superintendent.

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