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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soundoff (277 Responses)
  1. bmw

    Americans are frustrated with the slow progress on President Obama's agenda, not always recognizing that this due to Republican obstructionism.

    For the country to move forward, we need a strong Democratic team in Washington. C'mon Massachusetts – you can do it!

    January 18, 2010 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  2. Debby

    Everyone I know in Mass. is voting Brown. Martha Coakley got to confident and her campaign speech's were awful.

    January 18, 2010 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  3. Fran

    the dems have stopped listening to the people!

    January 18, 2010 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  4. Does anyone remember 2001-2009

    The country was practically run into the ground. How many republicans had to be jailed? Do we really need this back? Republicans brought us the worst recession since the depression. Save our country, vote them out!!

    January 18, 2010 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  5. Albo58

    After a year of unmitigated disaster, random theft and Congressional corruption, the Dimwits believe that they can take voters for granted? Their arrogant attitude mirrors that of Coakley's and that is why she is going to take a butt whipping on Tuesday!

    January 18, 2010 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  6. Tom from Virginia

    Massachusetts voters have a fresh chance to select a rubber stamp on the DNC agenda or to have their own interests heard in the same manner as Nebraska.

    Coakley already agreed to vote for Health Care Reform. At least with Brown, Reid would need to buy his vote with a special deal for Mass voters. The rest of us are stuck with paying for everyone elses special deals.

    January 18, 2010 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  7. Dave

    Wow, Obama? She reeeeeaaaalllllly does NOT want to win.

    Go BROWN!

    January 18, 2010 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  8. bmw

    The R2000 poll now shows a tie between Coakley and Brown.

    Let's hope Massachusetts can see that Brown is a wolf in sheep's clothing. Let's not cut off our noses to spite our faces.

    January 18, 2010 02:28 pm at 2:28 pm |
  9. Tom

    Coakley has made some campaign mistakes but clearly would be the better choice as a senator. Brown will join the Republican efforts to drag Obama down instead of helping him continue fixing the mess Republicans got us into. Let's all remember how we got into the messes we have today–the Republicans gave them to us! Let's put Coakley in office to carry on Teddy Kennedy's good fight, get health care reform finished, and keep moving forward!

    January 18, 2010 02:30 pm at 2:30 pm |
  10. Doraine Gordon

    What is wrong with you people who are bashing our President? I'm happy he went to Ma to help Coakley! Rob and Phillip are right. You are all crazy to throw away what we worked so hard to get back. The Dems in control. How could you forget so quickly who led us down the path to destruction? The Bush cronies had eight years to mess up and Obama has had one year to repair it. You can't honestly think that the GOP could have fxed all our problems in one year. Even you folks aren't that stupid. Or are you?

    January 18, 2010 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  11. Scott

    Just before you vote think about one thing!

    Do you want the same guys and party back in office that ran the Country into the ground 2000 to 2008?

    January 18, 2010 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  12. Albert K. L.A., CA

    .Obama is correct saying, "Every vote matters. Every voice matters. We need you on Tuesday." The big problem for the Dems is the "L" word - Lazy. Too many Dems stay home and do not vote while the "R" people (raging radical reactionary religious right-wing races redneck rich Reaganite Republicans) always vote because pushing their opinion on all while Robbing wall St. is what they live for.

    January 18, 2010 02:33 pm at 2:33 pm |
  13. MitchB

    Obama should do like Palin, just walk off the job and let McCain and know-nothing Brown run this country. It will be worst off than your poor little minds can imagine...if you can!! Really feel sorry for you whiners, "I want my country back"- "I want it to go back the way it was" What are you scare of, can't start any wars in the next four years, bunch of coward, start crap, use the kids to finish. COWARDS, keep wishing, might get what you ask for.

    January 18, 2010 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  14. Brad/San Diego

    You people in Ma. have a real short memory as to what the republicans did to this country, for 8 years. They just want your vote and they don't give a dam about you after that until the next time.

    January 18, 2010 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  15. jules sand-perkins

    Does the President of the United States of America own a necktie? Does he just need a clean one?
    Where is the First Lady?
    Where is his butler?

    I know, really, why President Obama dressed down for the Coakley rally in Boston, framing his in-shape neck with an open collar: to say, "I'm just like you–an average Joe, with no airs about him, no old-style formality...just another Worker. See, I could mow the White House lawn in this shirt. For all you know, I do."
    The problem is that his open collar insults every person present by making this statement: "I know that you guys can't afford the finest ties, so, even though I can, I won't wear one either. I'm just average."
    However, Americans don't hire their president to be average. We hire him to represent the power and prestige of what has been the greatest, most powerful nation on earth.
    For that same reason, we don't hire the president to bow (!) to foreign personages of royal blood.
    That's why the Queen of England is not, properly, served radishes: England does not burp.
    At the Coakley rally yesterday, in an insulting display of perverse political correctness, America burped.

    January 18, 2010 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  16. Objective Thinking

    Obama said, "She went after big insurance companies..."

    Hold it, hold it... the health care insurance companies are hiring lobbyists to CONTRIBUTE TO MARTHA COAKLEY.

    January 18, 2010 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  17. StraightShooter

    Brown opposes forcing medical care personnel to offer abortion pills to women that have been raped. As a Catholic, its a sin. No government entity should force anyone to participate in an abortion if it is against their beliefs. Dutch the Great is a BIG LIAR!

    January 18, 2010 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  18. Joe

    Wow. Seems like nearly all the folks posting here, both left and right, are full of evilness and hate.

    I for one hope every eligible voter in Mass votes tomorrow. Only then would the will of the entire state be voiced. until then the will of a few will be dictated to the many who chose not to vote.

    January 18, 2010 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  19. mike

    Did the AG of Massachusetts really take on Wall Street, which I think is in NY? How does that work?

    January 18, 2010 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  20. Sheryl

    Obama Record Deficit/ NotALemming: This is why we are in this mess because nasty people like you destruction and decay that's all you Repuds know!!!!

    January 18, 2010 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  21. If You Want Something Ruined Let a Democratic Community Organizer Run It

    This is too funny. If the demomorons lose their "super majority" Obama might as well quit.

    January 18, 2010 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  22. Edwin

    All you nay-sayers are wrong. You may not like Obama or his policies, but the truth of the matter is that Massachusetts is overwhelmingly filled with loyal democrats. If they vote, they will vote for Coakley. So when Obama campaigns, more people will vote, so more dems will vote.

    His support in this race will help. In the long term, we will see if the rest of the country likes the reform or feels like you negative people. Personally, I like the party of yes more than the party of no.

    January 18, 2010 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  23. Sharon

    To Dutch the Great...you are obviously not from Massachusetts or live here now or you would already know Scott Brown was one of many who signed the bill that MA hospital employees do not have to do any procedures that are against their religious principles, and this includes blood transfusions because of Christian Scientists, etc, not just Catholics. We have so many hospitals and medical centers in MA it's almost a little overkill...we have 2 Catholic hospitals. And this was about the morning after birth control pill which you have up to 24 hours to take, which is available at most pharmacies which we have a glut of also, almost on every block. Martha's response to this is that all devout Catholics should stop working in emergency rooms. I don't know what she believes the other religions that are part of that bill should do with their jobs. You would have to ask her.

    January 18, 2010 02:37 pm at 2:37 pm |
  24. dc dewitt

    Mr. Brown noted that the seat is not Ted Kennedy's it belongs to the people. You should recognize this fact as well. It is this sense of political entitlement that has almost ruined our great country.

    January 18, 2010 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  25. Lee

    You democrats have really been out of touch with all your constituents. Because you have put yourself above them, you soon will be out of office, and no longer will you ever be given a chance again to represent them.

    January 18, 2010 02:40 pm at 2:40 pm |
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