Obama Endorses Markey; First Lady in Boston Wednesday

FILE | A Rockville resident was among the 17 felons pardoned by President Barack Obama on Friday, March 1, 2013.

Boston.com reported Tuesday that President Barack Obama has officially endorsed U.S. Congressman Edward Markey (D-Malden) in his bid to become the next U.S. senator from Massachusetts.

In a statement from Markey’s campaign, Boston.com reported that Obama called Markey “a passionate and effective champion for middle class and working families.”

Markey will face Republican Cohasset businessman and former Navy SEAL Gabriel Gomez in the June 25 election to replace U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry in the Senate.

Earlier this month, Boston.com also reported First Lady Michelle Obama will appear at a fundraiser Wednesday for Markey’s campaign at Taj Boston. According to Boston.com, the minimum contribution for the event is $ 500.

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