East Boston Democrats Endorse U.S. Rep Michael Capuano for Congress

On Sunday at Angela’s Cafe in Orient Heights local leaders in the Democratic Party in East Boston joined with U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano for an informal breakfast to discuss the race, current topics and offer their support to the incumbent congressman reelection bid.

U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano discusses the upcoming race and current issues with the group as former State Rep. Carlo Basile looks on.

State Rep. Adrian Madaro, Sen. Joseph Boncore, former State Rep. Carlo Basile, former Boston City Councilors John Nucci and Sal LaMattina all shared their support for Capuano, citing his strong track record of delivering for East Boston and fighting for progressive priorities.

“I’m incredibly grateful to have earned the support of so many in East Boston,” said Capuano. “I’m proud of the work I’ve done to make sure that every working family has a fair shot, and I’ll continue to fight to make sure that no matter what Donald Trump does, our communities keep moving forward. With the support of our communities, I will continue to fight for affordable housing, Medicare for all, equitable transit, and to level the playing field for all.”

Madaro praised how Capuano has always stood up for East Boston.

“Now more than ever, we need experienced fighters who can deliver for our communities, and Congressman Capuano has always been there to stand up for us,” said Madaro. “East Boston has a true champion in Mike Capuano. I’m proud to support his campaign and keep a proven fighter for us in Congress.”

Boncore praised Capuano for his work fighting for the community.

“Mike Capuano has been a tireless fighter for East Boston,” said Boncore. “We need representatives who can stand up to Donald Trump and deliver for our neighborhoods. Mike has always been there for us, and will never back down when it comes to making our communities a better place. I’m proud to call Mike a friend and I strongly support sending a fighter for East Boston like him back to Congress.”

Basile also commented on Capuano’s ability to deliver for Eastie and the community at large.

“Mike Capuano knows what it takes to get things done, and he has a proven record of bringing people together to solve problems and deliver for our communities,” said Basile. “If we want to keep our communities moving forward, we need to send Mike back to Congress so that we can continue to work hard for us.”

At the breakfast Nucci lauded Capuano’s work in the community to make people’s lives better.

“I am proud to support Mike Capuano based on his proven track record of working hard every day for our communities,” said Nucci. “Working families deserve a representative who will stand up for them, and Mike has shown that he has what it takes to fight for workers and deliver real results for this district.”

LaMattina also praised Capuano for his hard work on behalf of the people of Eastie and throughout the district.

“I’m proud to support a champion of working families and East Boston like Mike Capuano,” said LaMattina. “On the Boston City Council, I saw how Mike worked effectively with local leaders to get things done in East Boston and elsewhere. I know that he will continue to deliver for working families in the 7th district and stand up for progressive priorities in Congress.”

Local leaders join a growing list of support for Capuano. Capuano has also been endorsed by civil rights hero Rep. John Lewis, Rep. Maxine Waters, Rep. Luis Gutierrez, Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, Governor Deval Patrick, the Massachusetts AFL-CIO, the Massachusetts Nurses Association, the American Federation of Teachers of Massachusetts, the Massachusetts Teachers Association, the Bay State Stonewall Democrats, the Congressional Progressive Caucus PAC, the Congressional Black Caucus PAC, and Congressional Hispanic Caucus BOLD PAC.

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U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano at breakfast at Angela’s Cafe in Orient Heights with State Rep. Adrian Madaro, Sen. Joseph Boncore, former State Rep. Carlo Basile, former Boston City Councilors and Suffolk University Vice President John Nucci and Sal LaMattina.

U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano discusses the upcoming race and current issues with the group as former State Rep. Carlo Basile looks on.

U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano said he was proud to have earned the support of so many in Eastie.

State Rep. Adrian Madaro, former Boston City Councilors John Nucci and Sal LaMattina, former State Rep. Carlo Basile and Sen. Joseph Boncore join with Angela’s owner Joel Garcia and his staff in supporting U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano (center) for his reelection to Congress.

U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano talks with Rose Petralia outside Angela’s Cafe in Orient Heights Sunday morning.

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