Warren endorses Trahan in re-election bid
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U.S. Rep. Lori Trahan on Thursday received the endorsement of U.S. Sen. Elizabeth Warren in her re-election campaign to the Third Congressional District.

In a 41-second video released Thursday, Warren, a Democratic front-runner for president, says of the Westford Democrat: “I’m very glad to endorse my friend and colleague, Lori Trahan, for re-election to Congress. As the daughter of an iron worker, Lori knows why we need to fight for working people. The Third District can count on Lori to keep fighting for good jobs, for strong unions, for health care, for Social Security, for gun-safety reform, for making sure everyone gets a fighting chance at the American dream. So let’s all get in this fight by Lori’s side. Go to LoriTrahan.com. Pitch in however you can. Help make it happen for Lori, and she’ll keep fighting for families in the Third District and all across our country.”

Trahan thanked Warren for the key endorsement for her 2020 re-election bid.

“I am honored to have Senator Warren’s endorsement for my re-election campaign, and I couldn’t be more grateful for her support in my fight for working families in Congress,” Trahan said. “Supporting strong unions, common-sense gun-safety measures, good jobs, an economy that works for all of us —  these are just a handful of the shared values that have united us from the beginning. It is why I was so honored to be with her in Lawrence when she launched her presidential campaign, and endorse her bold, game-changing candidacy.

“I look forward to continuing to fight for families across Massachusetts’ Third District.”

In addition to Warren’s endorsement, Naral Pro-Choice America, the oldest abortion-rights advocacy organization in the country, endorsed Trahan on Thursday. Earlier, she had received the backing of End Citizens United, a campaign-finance reform organization, and Emily’s List, the goal of which is to help elect pro-choice Democratic female candidates.

As of now, no challengers have declared their intention to run against Trahan, though Andover Democrat Daniel Koh, who finished a close second to Trahan in last year’s Democratic primary for the seat, is considering a rematch. The Third District seat opened up when longtime Lowell Democratic Rep. Niki Tsongas did not seek re-election.