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. militaryman

    Illegal war? Really? What part of the World Trade Centers being brought down isn't just cause for a war? Oh wait I'm sure we should all hold hands and sing kumbaya. That's a reasonable response to terrorist acts that take place on our soil. How ignorant can you be? As for the illegal part of it. Mandating that everyone has health care is unconstitutional. I have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Not life, liberty, pursuit of happiness, government handouts, and free health care. Read it a few times and then maybe you'll better understand why people don't want it.

    January 18, 2010 12:55 pm at 12:55 pm |
  2. Cokely trailed by 3 points before Obama went up there......

    now she trails by 5-10................this is a message to all Dems running this year that Obama cannot help you and in fact his appearance will hurt you......

    Dems can save themselves by bailing out on Obamacare NOW.....or else they can start typing up their resumes....

    January 18, 2010 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  3. Eric

    Rob. Did you really say Dems=Progress? Pray tell what have they accomplished during your one year control of the federal government? Capping unemployment at 8%. No! Funding turtle tunnels? Yes! Making Muslim terrorists change their hatred of America? No. Giving Iranian authorities no pause is killing innocent protestors? Yet! Developing a fair and bipartisan plan to address health care issues? No! Giving special breaks to Nebraskans, Floridians and union pension plans to buy votes? Yes! Give it a break! Dem=CravingforPower=Pandering to Special Interest Groups=Corruption. And before you start talking about special interests supporting Brown, he raised $1.3 million through average individual donations at $70. Ms. Coakley for her part sneaks to Washington to beg donations from the pharm. industrusty in the middle of the night and when a reporter asks an inconvenient questions, has her thug knock to the the ground.

    January 18, 2010 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  4. Bedtime for Obonzo

    Not a single word about healthcare, or Obamacare - the single biggest issue in the race.

    And "Dutch the Great," Brown supported allowing conscientious objector health care providers, such as devout Catholics, to refuse to administer contraception to rape victims. Not exactly "BROWN OPPOSES CONTRACEPTIVES FOR WOMEN WHO HAVE BEEN RAPED!!!" as you put now, is it? Democratic desperation.

    January 18, 2010 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  5. Joe Carlson

    Umm...Dutch the Great? Brown opposes contraceptives for women who have been raped? Contraceptives are for before intercouse to prevent conception, hence the name contraceptive. After you have been raped, you have either conceived or not. Contraceptives would do nothing. What the heck is your point?

    January 18, 2010 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  6. Fitz In Texas

    HAHAHAHAHAH.....did ya all hear when Obama called Martha Coakley. "Marsha " Coakley. Goes to show just how much he knows her.

    January 18, 2010 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  7. eb0lagirl

    I'm sure Obama's speech will be just as much "help" as it was when he attempted to have the Olympics here in the US. Bye-bye miserable Democrats, trying to shove health care down our throats, with your secret meetings behind closed doors.

    January 18, 2010 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  8. Jane

    Coakley is the female version of Joe Biden–one blunder after another.

    January 18, 2010 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  9. Babs

    Who really cares... it's time to clean house all in need to be voted out and those that have ties to Obama or Kennedy need to be cleaned out too.

    President Obama promised thier would be transparency ... whoops guess not and he said that in a debate with clinton. he said that the American people would be able to see the debateon heatlh care. Whoops guess not ,,, as he did arm twisiting behind closed doors not once but twice. He ran on Change... Guess not as it is politics as usual.... And CNN it appears doesn't have the nerve to bring out this issue...

    January 18, 2010 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  10. Steve in Ct

    The fact she didn't campaign until being shocked she was behind shows she belongs in Washington with the rest of the politicians of both parties who feel entitled. Over the past year how many times did we find out another politician felt above paying taxes. Politicians need to realize they aren't in Washington to be special. They're there to do the job we, their boss hired them to do. If a staff member of an entitled politician treated him/her with the disconcern they treat us with that employee would be gone in a heartbeat. She's shown she feels entitled by not campaigning. We don't know if Brown does too or not but there's a chance he'd actually work for us, his employer. Send a message, voters. We're done taking entitlement induced apathy crap.

    January 18, 2010 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |
  11. Franky, Land of Lincoln

    I don't know but in some sense, I wanna see her lose because I can be mean sometimes. But I guess the biggest reason for it is because I wanna see the aftermath. I wanna see a wake up call, nothing else.

    January 18, 2010 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  12. baljet

    What would it take for america to realize that the Republican party's sole reason of existence is to screw poor people. They don't want health reform, social security reform, campaign reform,term limit, Education reform.. They only have one solution WAR WAR WAR WAR.

    January 18, 2010 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  13. Orange Curtain, CA

    MA will not let the nation down and sell-out to the too-ashamed to admit to being a REAL Republican Brown. Brown claims to be "independent" while supporting the Republican establishment status-quo.

    January 18, 2010 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  14. Chuck B

    Martha Coakley is no elitist, in fact check her financial disclosure, she has one asset worth more than 5,000 dollars. Her house. Scott Brown is a multi millionare lawyer. Martha Coakley has spent her law career working for the people, not big business and the insurance companies.
    She has never served in Washington, as far as I know, so how could she be part of :an elitist Washington attitude. Registered voters in Massachusetts are 3 to 1 Democrat, and you out of state folks cant change that. What happened to that poll FOX was hyping were Brown was ahead by four on the same day Globe was saying Coakl;ey was ahead by nine. Nice try, all that false poll did was energize the Dems here.

    January 18, 2010 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  15. Shane

    OBOZO has to be one of the dumbest names anyone has came up for a President.

    January 18, 2010 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  16. ICARE - countdown to 2011

    Oh give me a break!!! The elephants drank all the water in teh well and tossed the well to the donkeys. Now there's nothing and we have to go dig a new well, and people are being impatience.

    It took 8 years to fall off a cliff. It's going to take more than 8 months to climb off the cliff from hell.

    January 18, 2010 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  17. Jon, Pittsburgh, PA

    I'm surprised to read so much party loyalty to the Republican Party – can any of these posters point to a single positive solution that was left by the Republican Party that had majority control for so long prior to 2006.

    I'm not saying the Democrats are any better. Registered Independent years ago because of distrust of both major parties. I have respect for the dissident comments about Obama's administration but, I do not want to replace them with Republicans! They've actually proven to be much worse stewards than the Democrats.

    January 18, 2010 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  18. matt

    Politicians won't change (Rep/Dem); people need too...

    January 18, 2010 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  19. ICARE - countdown to 2011

    To sifo77

    I say DUMP Tim Kaine. Dean wouldnt have been this reckless....

    January 18, 2010 01:00 pm at 1:00 pm |
  20. Mary

    Brown does not oppose contraceptives for rape victims. He allows for medical personnel who object to contraceptives to be exempt from distribution as long as someone else administers them. Please check your facts and don't continue the invalid attacks against candidates. We need truth not biased fiction.

    January 18, 2010 01:01 pm at 1:01 pm |
  21. ICARE - countdown to 2011

    To NotALemming

    Brown isnt going to be for the people. He's an elephant and he'll stand by the DRUG company. He'll make sure you keep paying $1000 for a pill. So THERE'S NOT MUCH TO REJOICE ABOUT HIM EITHER.....

    January 18, 2010 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  22. If you want something ruined, put a republican in charge

    How on Earth could the people of MA ever consider voting for a slime republican like Brown? You would think that they were smart enough to reject the republican culture of corruption.

    January 18, 2010 01:02 pm at 1:02 pm |
  23. James Clark

    Everyone wants to complain about the individual politicians and call them corrupt. The SYSTEM is corrupt. Until it changes then it doesn't make sense to vote against incumbents just to make change. The new people will come in and become mindless drones doing the will of big corporations or only voting according to polls, not by what they actually think.

    January 18, 2010 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  24. aproudmemberoftheunpatrioticmob

    Rob@apparently flunked his math and civics or was out smoking dope during the class and Dutch the Great@apparently thinks that the derogatory, elitiest use of the word 'teabagger" is hurting our feelings. Stay delusional folks. Watch Oprah, don't pay taxes and don't work, Obama will take care of you.

    January 18, 2010 01:03 pm at 1:03 pm |
  25. observer5

    Kerry,Barney,McGovern, start cleaning out your desks, you're next. And if the people we put in resort to the sams tactics as the present group, you'll be gone long before you can become entrenched like the current crop.
    Here's what we're looking for:
    Congressional Reform Act of 2010
    1. Term Limits: 12 years only, one of the possible options below.
    A. Two Six year Senate terms
    B. Six Two year House terms
    C. One Six year Senate term and three Two Year House terms

    Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.

    2. No Tenure / No Pension:
    A congressman collects a salary while in office and receives no pay when they are out of office.

    3. Congress (past, present & future) participates in Social Security:
    All funds in the Congressional retirement fund moves to the Social Security system immediately.
    All future funds flow into the Social Security system, Congress participates with the American people.

    4. Congress can purchase their own retirement plan just as all Americans.

    5. Congress will no longer vote themselves a pay raise. Congressional pay will rise by the lower of CPI or 3%.

    6. Congress looses their current health care system and participates in the same health care system as the American people.

    7. Congress must equally abide by all laws they impose on the American people.

    8. All contracts with past and present congressmen are void effective 1/1/2011.
    The American people did not make this contract with congressmen, congressmen made all these contracts for themselves.

    Serving in Congress is an honor, not a career. The Founding Fathers envisioned citizen legislators, serve your term(s), then go home and back to work.

    If you agree with the above, pass it on.

    January 18, 2010 01:04 pm at 1:04 pm |
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