Letters | Senate race heats up

Party leaders erred in pushing Markey

US Representative and Democratic senatorial candidate Edward Markey.

Elise Amendola/Associated Press

US Representative and Democratic senatorial candidate Edward Markey.

THE DEMOCRATIC ESTABLISHMENT decided that, rather then letting the people of Massachusetts pick an electable candidate in a hard-fought primary, the party leadership would, in its hubris, foist Ed Markey on us.

As a true liberal, I find Markey a symbol of all that is wrong in the Democratic Party. For example, when Congress voted on the Wall Street bailout known as TARP, Markey voted yes; his Democratic primary opponent, Stephen Lynch, voted NO, observing that it was hard for him to ask his blue-collar voters to reach into their pockets to pay for bonuses at Goldman Sachs.


If Markey loses the Senate contest to Republican primary winner Gabriel Gomez, it will be the fault of the establishment.

Ezra S. Abrams


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