January 18th, 2010
12:33 PM ET
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Obama appears in new ad for Coakley

President Obama appears in a new ad for Martha Coakley released Monday.
President Obama appears in a new ad for Martha Coakley released Monday.

(CNN) - President Barack Obama appears in a new campaign commercial for fellow Democrat Martha Coakley, the party's candidate in Tuesday's special election for the late Sen. Ted Kennedy's seat.

The ad began running on television in Massachusetts Monday, one day after the president was the main attraction at a rally for Coakley Sunday in Boston.

The commercial uses portions of Obama's speech from the Sunday Coakley campaign event.
"Martha knows the struggles Massachusetts working families face because she's lived those struggles. She's fought for the people of Massachusetts every single day," says the president in the ad. "As attorney general she took on Wall Street and recovered millions for Massachusetts taxpayers. She went after big insurance companies, took on predatory lenders. That's what Martha Coakley's all about. Every vote matters. Every voice matters. We need you on Tuesday."

Coakley, the Massachusetts attorney general general, is deadlocked with Republican state senator Scott Brown, according to recent polls in Massachusetts.

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  1. Mike in MN

    The Dems don't get it on health care reform or anything for that matter.
    Health care reform is the biggest reason that Brown will win in Mass. Since this summer voters all accross America have been letting the Dems in the House and Senate know with phone calls, emails and town hall meetings that they don't want this version of reform. Poll after poll shows voters do not want this bill. It is too overreaching, too much government, too expensive and forces you to buy insurance even if you don't want it. And now we know it is full of special backroom deals for certain states, and government and union workers. The Dems don't care what the people want. But the people always get the final say with their vote, withness the Senate election in Mass.

    January 18, 2010 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  2. Illiniboy

    I hope the Coakley supporters realize if she wins our unemployment rate goes to 20%!

    January 18, 2010 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
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