Tuesday, February 28, 2012

CD6 WOW: Gov. Howard Dean, Rep. Keith Ellison & Rep. Raul Grijalva Endorse Milad Pooran in 6th Congressional District

UPDATE: Check out Maryland Juice's archive of articles referencing CD6 Democratic candidate Milad Pooran. His website is MiladforCongress.com.

Gov. Howard Dean, Reps. Ellison, 
Grijalva Back Milad Pooran in MD-6 Primary

Dean: “He’s Only True Progressive and Only Candidate Who Can Win in November”

JEFFERSON, MD, February 28 – Democratic Congressional candidate Dr. Milad Pooran (MD-6) was endorsed today by three leading national progressive figures: former VT Governor and DNC chair Howard Dean, and the co-chairs of the Progressive Caucus in the U.S. House, Congressmen Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ).

“I am tremendously proud of the support of these three inspirational progressives,” Pooran said. “Governor Dean's endorsement reinforces what we have been saying since this race started: beating Roscoe Bartlett in November will take a better choice than either entrenched Annapolis political power or entrenched Wall Street money power. And I very much look forward to serving with Representatives Grijalva and Ellison in Congress and proudly joining them in the House Progressive Caucus.”

The endorsement statements of Governor Dean and Representatives Ellison and Grijalva:

Gov. Howard Dean: “When I was running for President, I would tell people that in politics, the difference between doctors and lawyers is that doctors are fact-based – we solve problems, we don't argue about them. Dr. Pooran is going to go to Congress to fight for working families and solve real problems. MD-6 has been poorly represented for 20 years, and this year is a real opportunity for Democrats to change that. There is only one true progressive in the Democratic primary, and only one candidate who can win in November – Dr. Milad Pooran.”

Rep. Keith Ellison: “Dr. Milad Pooran is exactly the kind of strong progressive we need in Congress. He will stand up for fair taxes and investment in people, and he’ll stand up against the special interests and bankers who benefit from the status quo. He has an outstanding record of service to our country in the military and in public health, and soon in the U.S. Congress. Voters have a clear choice in the April 3rd Democratic primary – Milad Pooran.”

Rep. Raúl Grijalva: “We need Democrats in Congress who will fight for the government that our nation needs – one that protects the American Dream for generations to come. Milad Pooran will be a strong voice for investing in jobs, infrastructure and education, and that is why I am pleased to endorse him.”

The Democratic primary is April 3rd.


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