PRESS RELEASE: Former State Sen. Jen Flanagan Endorses Rufus Gifford for Congress

LOWELL—Rufus Gifford, Democratic candidate for Congress in Massachusetts’ 3rd District, today welcomed an endorsement from Jen Flanagan, former State Senator for the Worcester and Middlesex District.

“I’m proud to endorse Rufus Gifford for Congress,” said Flanagan. “Rufus has the federal experience that is unmatched in this race, and has a vision for the district and our country that will benefit all families in the 3rd District.  On everything from addressing the opioid epidemic to creating good-paying manufacturing jobs, Rufus’ policy agenda is smart and ambitious. I’ve been lucky to get to know Rufus over the course of this campaign, and I realized quickly that he is not your typical politician. He’s a breath of fresh air in our politics, and I’m very happy to support him.”

 “Through her time in the Senate and beyond, Jen has been an amazing force for good in our communities,” said Gifford. “She has already made me a smarter and better candidate and her support means the world to me. I am so grateful for her endorsement.”

The Worcester and Middlesex State Senate District consists of several cities and towns in the 3rd Congressional District: Fitchburg, Gardner, Berlin, Bolton, Lancaster, Lunenburg, Westminster, Townsend, and parts of Clinton.

Flanagan represented the State Senate district from 2009 to 2017 and previously served in the Massachusetts House of Representatives.