Martha Coakley broadcasts television ad featuring Barack Obama

Jon Ward Contributor
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Democrat Martha Coakley went on the airwaves in Massachusetts on Monday with a TV ad featuring President Obama talking about her as a populist who will fight moneyed interests on behalf of taxpayers.

The ad is a montage of lines from Obama’s speech at a rally in Boston on Sunday afternoon, interspersed with video footage of the rally (see the ad below).

“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,” Obama says.

“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 is about.”

The end of the ad is an attempt to rouse liberal Democrats to get out and vote in Tuesday’s special election to fill Sen. Ted Kennedy’s seat, a slot Senate Democrats need if they hope to pass health-care reform. Polls in the last few days have shown Brown up or tied.

“Every vote matters. Every voice matters. We need you on Tuesday,” Obama says at the end of the ad.

There are mentions of Republican Scott Brown’s pickup truck, which was something the president talked about several times in trying to chip away at Brown’s image as a blue-collar man of the people.