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“Massachusetts voters seized an opportunity to add a proven, progressive leader to the U.S. Senate by electing Ed Markey. His win is a win for our state and our shared values,” said Barbara Lee, a national expert on engaging women in American politics.
In a rare show of public support for a male candidate, Lee endorsed Markey early in the special U.S. Senate campaign.
“Ed Markey is in the vanguard: a leader who gets real results for women, working families, and the environment,” said Lee. “I’m thrilled his voice—for women’s reproductive choice, women’s health, fairness, and equality—will be elevated in the Senate.”
About Barbara Lee
Barbara Lee is a national leader in advancing women’s equality in American politics. She founded and leads the Barbara Lee Political Office and the nonpartisan Barbara Lee Family Foundation. Through strategic advice, candidate training, direct support, and voter mobilization, Lee has helped elect every sitting Democratic woman governor and U.S. Senator. Her Foundation’s nonpartisan research has studied every woman candidate’s campaign for Governor since 1998.