NEW: Micky Ward Backs Out of Brown Endorsement
Friday, August 31, 2012
Brown was scheduled to meet with Ward today and receive the Lowell native's endorsement, one week after his Democratic opponent Elizabeth Warren visited Arthur Ramalho’s West End Gym to secure the endorsement of Lowell's Mayor Patrick Murphy.
According to the Lowell Sun, Ward confirmed he would endorse Brown when reached by phone on Thursday.
However, the boxer called back just 30 minutes later to say he would not be supporting Brown.
“I found out Scott (Brown) is anti-union and I’m a Teamster guy,” Ward was quoted as saying.
“I found out he’s also against gay marriage and I say if you love someone you should have the same rights no matter who you are.”
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