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Mark Miller campaign news: Debate report, Planned Parenthood endorsement

Dave Schwab at Green Party Watch:

Mark Miller’s campaign for Massachusetts State Representative in the 3rd Berkshire District has been busy in the final weeks leading up to the October 18th special election. This is Miller’s second run for the office, after earning 45% of the vote in 2010. In a recent email to supporters, the Miller campaign announced its latest endorsement:

The Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund (the political arm of Planned Parenthood League of Massachusetts) has announced that it is supporting Mark Miller in his bid to become the next State Representative for the Third Berkshire District. The announcement comes on the heels of the endorsement by Mass Alliance, the statewide coalition that includes Planned Parenthood.

George Hollister Isman of Mass Alliance cited Mark’s pro-choice stance in her statement announcing the coalition’s endorsement of the GRP candidate: “Mark Miller is the clear progressive choice for State Representative. His commitment to excellent public schools, good local jobs, a woman’s right to choose, and a heath care system that is truly universal and affordable will make him a strong progressive voice in the State House.”

Together with the support of the UAW, Mass Nurses, and Mass Alliance, this latest endorsement shows that the GRP’s Mark Miller is staking out political ground usually occupied by Democrats.

Soon afterward, another email reported back from a debate sponsored by Pittsfield media:

Yesterday evening (Monday, October 3) Mark joined the three other candidates for a sometimes lively debate at Berkshire Community College. The debate sponsors were the Pittsfield Gazette and Pittsfield Community TV.

Mark drove home the point that politics-as-usual isn’t working for Pittsfield, which has lower wages, lower per-pupil spending, and higher unemployment than the state average. In the audience were Mark’s wife, Osneyda, and their two children, both of whom are students in the Pittsfield public schools.

To read the Berkshire Eagles’s account of the event just click here.

To learn more about Mark Miller’s campaign, check out his website.

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