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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 30, 2012
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Pittsfield Native Downing Proud to Support Neal in Democratic Primary
(SPRINGFIELD) State Senator Ben Downing of Pittsfield today endorsed Congressman Richie Neal in next week's Democratic Primary.
“I proudly and enthusiastically endorse Richie Neal for re-election. He is the best candidate for the Berkshires and all of Western Massachusetts," said Senator Downing. "He has a strong record growing jobs, he is working to expand broadband internet service, to promote clean and alternative energy sources, and he will advocate strongly for our veterans and hospitals. We need his experience in Congress."
“I am delighted to receive Ben’s endorsement,” said Neal. “He is a thoughtful, hard-working legislator who is recognized throughout the Berkshires as the best advocate the county has seen in a long time. I look forward to continuing my partnership with Ben on behalf of Berkshire County.”
Senator Downing is in his third term representing Berkshire, Hampshire and Franklin Counties in the state senate. He is the senate chairman of the joint committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.