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Statement from Barbara Lee on the passing of Mayor Tom Menino

“The City of Boston and our entire state lost a giant with Mayor Tom Menino’s passing today. He was a friend, a leader, an icon, and my hero. Boston is the shining city on the hill, and we owe much of that legacy to Tom Menino’s light. My heart goes out to his loving wife, Angela, his family, his former staff, and his entire extended family of Boston. What I most admire and will always remember about Mayor Menino is his steadfast commitment to equality. He worked to create a level playing field for every family in every neighborhood and ensured women have a seat at the table. May his values continue to inspire us.”

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Barbara Lee Endorses Martha Coakley for Governor

“Martha Coakley has a potent combination of qualifications and likeability. She cares deeply about people, and she gets results. She has the compassion and devotion to public service that Massachusetts voters deserve,” Lee said. “People know she has a strong record of protecting children, fighting for families, focusing on jobs, and leading the charge for equality.”

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Barbara Lee Endorses Charlotte Golar Richie for Boston Mayor

“Charlotte Golar Richie is a unique voice in the race for Boston Mayor. She has the vision and experience to propel Boston forward,” said Lee, an early and ardent Golar Richie supporter. “She is a proven, qualified leader, and she will bring her results-driven, in-touch sensibility to the role of Mayor.”

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