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. Jay, chicago

    This situation happened because he democrats are STUPID!. They have good ideas on how to help the people BUT they don't know how to keep and advance their political power.
    It should have never come to this close point to begin with. In a state like Massachussets, where the majority of register voters is democratic, all the democrats (including the White House, the House and the Senate) had to do was organize ("load up" on buses) the voters and take them to the voting places.
    The democrats knew, or they should have known, that they need the 60th Senate vote to overcome the republicans's filibuster obstruction tactics. Unfortunately the democrats don't have good PR and communication skills. They need someone like Carl Rove, who managed to select-elect an incapable president like GW Bush not once BUT twice. Unless the democrats "wake-up" they would be paralyzed by the republicans and they would be lost in the shufle.

    January 18, 2010 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  2. MDMartin

    Why is everyone saying "Ted Kennedy's" seat? It is THE PEOPLES' seat. -- That is the popular comment in Western Massachusetts.

    Also I SEE SCOTT BROWN SIGNS EVERYWHERE !

    37 years of ROE V. WADE has killed 50 million babies, that brings a whole new meaning to A WOMANS "CHOICE".. too bad.

    January 18, 2010 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  3. david

    hey dutch the grate bend over and i will show what obama osama has been doing to the american people,,,,and what about afghanistan....obama is killing more american soldiers then the earth quake did in hiti.......hunt liberals as a good thing

    January 18, 2010 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  4. Liz

    If you want this country to go down in flames, then elect another reTHUGlican to the senate and let him stop everything you elected Barack Obama to do. Because our president doesn't have a magic wand to wave to make all the problems of the bush regime disappear, people are ready to take away his power to continue fixing the problems. don't give power back to the people who made the mess in the first place, all they want to do is make it bigger!

    January 18, 2010 01:13 pm at 1:13 pm |
  5. James

    Enough of the Obama rhetoric! Just another show and tell appearance that lacks substance from Obama/Osama....the smooth talker all looks President. Add this effort to his list of accolade failures and inexperience in the White House.....goodbye Obama in 2013. It's great to see Republicans are starting to get their seats back.

    January 18, 2010 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  6. EX-republican

    After the mess that 8 years of republican rule left this country in, how could anyone in their right mind EVER vote republican? Americans are collectively dumb. A GOP win may mean the end of the line for our democracy in the coming years.

    January 18, 2010 01:14 pm at 1:14 pm |
  7. William in Missouri

    No party is going to die over this election... Yes it will definately hurt the Democrats even if they only win with a small margin. It will show the shift of ideas in theis country... Democrats said that the Republicans culdn't come back and look at them... The Democrats may face a tough year in poiltics and even maybe in 2012 as well... But this will not be the end of the party. When Americans get mad they want change so what do they do? They kick out the party that has been in charge... All they have seen form Democrats are things that are going to make this country worse. So now they are trying for a different change. If Republicans admit they helped put us in this mess, just like the Democrats did, then I think it would help them! They are starting to see this I think and they are ready to pull forward with our nation to make it better. Democrats are more worried about passing all these programs then thinking of the American people at the moment. They think they know what we want and we just don't understand. We know what we want and we understand everything. We don't want what you are cramming down your throught.

    Sincerely,

    Uninsured Lower Class American Independent

    January 18, 2010 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  8. jules sand-perkins

    To Harold:
    Welcome to the Republican Party.

    January 18, 2010 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  9. Roger

    Its hilarious, reading the very ( 3 out of 13 ) few comments on a known Democratic news web site CNN. Reading these three comments just shows you the mentality of these of the leftist morons! Brown will win and we will put your socialist way of thinking to bed once and for all. As far as Mr. Barack Husane Obama goes, hummm. IMHO I don't think you will see this country make that mistake again for a long long long time to come!!! Its funny my spell check doesn't even recognize his name. I keeps wanting to correct me! You see a machine even has better since than you Demy's

    January 18, 2010 01:16 pm at 1:16 pm |
  10. jerry_In_Mass

    Obama is still popular in Mass, but his policies aren't. Many people believe in health care reform, and we even implemented a "kind of" health care reform here (it's missing the cost reform piece which is the most important). Obama's plan is take a broken system and scale it up........ which is a recipe for insolvency. Please, someone, give us intelligent health care reform; 1: Reform medicare and medicaid and the the 25% fraud reduced to 0%. 2: Reduce the rest by about 20% (by reducing reinbursement). You do this and you have enough money for "real" health care reform. But this won't get done, you know why.... because this is hard.....the real fix is difficult.....and as a people and a government we seem to have problems with difficult situations.....

    January 18, 2010 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  11. NC

    Vote for real change. Vote for Scott Brown. Vote Republican in 2010 and 2012.

    January 18, 2010 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  12. Right Leaning Independent

    Obama can be in ads every day leading up to the November elections and it will not matter one bit. People understand who he is and what his agenda is and they are not going to allow it from continuing! This country wanted change from Bush! They did not want a President that focuses his agenda on making Americans dependent on government!

    January 18, 2010 01:18 pm at 1:18 pm |
  13. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    Please tell me what any Republicans plan is for the American people or is it the same as Bush years.

    January 18, 2010 01:19 pm at 1:19 pm |
  14. GD

    I cannot believe that so many people would vote for Brown. It's pretty saddening and Ted Kennedy would be rolling over in his grave to see that his former constitutents would now vote for someone who will clearly kill health care reform and keep the status quo of this broken system in place.

    Hopefully lots of people realize the importance of this and show up to vote Dem. It is simply unbelievable that in a progressive state like Massachusetts people would vote for typical Republican policies. How quickly people forget the past 8 years... does anyone really think a vote for Brown will better the economy? His party's policies dug the country into this massive hole and certainly will not bring it out of it.

    January 18, 2010 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  15. shannon

    If Obama wanted to help Coakley, he should have stayed away!
    Bye bye majority!

    January 18, 2010 01:20 pm at 1:20 pm |
  16. Jose Vazquez

    Why is it that the BLUEST of BLUE states needs the President, VP, Sitting Senator to come and campaign in a state that the Dem's have a 3 to 1 advantage over the Republicans? Could it be that the PEOPLE don't like the direction of the country and that the DEMS and Coakley are now in the Insurance industries and Pharma's pockets???

    January 18, 2010 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  17. Jacob

    Only thing worse than Coakley is if you put Coakley and Obama together. Inexperience and inaffective leadership from both of these worthless politicians.

    January 18, 2010 01:21 pm at 1:21 pm |
  18. Debbie

    I am amazed and sickened at how low people are becoming with name calling and threats, etc.

    You have the right to vote. Go vote with you feet vs spewing hate from your mouth!

    January 18, 2010 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  19. Harold

    this is gonna be the perfect storm...the trifecta of defeats...Virginia, NJ and now Mass......yes!!!!!!!!!!!!! the con artist who conned and keeps lying to those very people who voted him in will realize his downfall....and eat crow.....I cannot believe I'm rooting for Rush....gosh O really did a number on us middle class.....

    January 18, 2010 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  20. Scott

    Yes, Brown voted against contraceptives for rape victims, BUT it was based upon hospitals with a religious affiliation (ie: Catholic Hospitals).

    Coakley has done nothing for teh state of MA. Ask her how she let a child molester free with a plea bargain only to go out and rape another child. Or the Big Dig fiasco where she let the companies off with a wrist slap when they "murdered" someone due to cutting costs on construction. She is out of touch with the people of MA.

    What you see in Scott Brown is what you get! He is genuine and will work FOR THE PEOPLE and not the lobbyists (by the way, did you know Martha took in over $250k from the healthcare lobbyists?)

    MA wake up and vote Scott Brown. Let the new revolution begin in the same location it started over 200 years ago.

    January 18, 2010 01:22 pm at 1:22 pm |
  21. voter

    NotALemming,

    Interesting how you call people who are from modest means and worked hard elitist, but those who are born with a silver spoon in their mouths and rob the middle class blind such as republicans are regular folks. Facts are wrong sir. If Brown is for the common folk, then explain his no vote to provide funds for 911 rescue workers. He claims MA did not have the funding, but yet requested money to build a golf course in his district. Yeah that is a person fighting for the regular folk and not elitist (sarcasm).

    January 18, 2010 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  22. Love

    Dear Dutch the Great,

    Your postings shows that you have been a victim of "truth distortion" by Martha's campaign.
    Please seek the truth as to what Scott Brown actually voted regarding raped women.

    For example the truth is stated in Greg Sargent's blog:

    ".....As Coakley’s own Web site says, after Brown’s amendment was rejected, he voted in favor of the bill to require emergency rooms to provide rape victims with emergency contraceptives, and the whole debate seems to be more nuanced than the mailer suggests"

    January 18, 2010 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  23. Marvin

    "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." blah... blah.... blah... blah.... More lies from the great promise breaker. And if Coakley loses... It is George Bush's fault (Along with the earthquake in Hati ! )

    January 18, 2010 01:25 pm at 1:25 pm |
  24. Barbara Moses

    To Harold:...No others won't. Thank God we all have our own OPINIONS

    January 18, 2010 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
  25. gary

    New change is coming if Mass reflects the rest of the country.. about time

    January 18, 2010 01:26 pm at 1:26 pm |
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