Sen. Eldridge Endorses Sen. L’Italien for Congress: ‘She’s a Fighter’

Sen. Jamie Eldridge is supporting Sen. Barbara L'Italien in her bid to succeed Congresswoman Niki Tsongas. (Courtesy photograph)

Eleven years after his unsuccessful bid for Congress, progressive democrat Sen. Jamie Eldridge is throwing his support behind Andover candidate Sen. Barbara L’Italien.

In his endorsement ahead of the September primary, Acton-based Eldridge praised his progressive colleague L’Italien’s fighting spirit.

“I have known and worked for Barbara for 16 years, and have seen up close her values, her fighting spirit and her commitment to helping those who are living in the shadows of life,” Eldridge said during an endorsement appearance last week in Acton.

Eldridge also touted L’Italien’s strong Beacon Hill track record.

“I’ve seen her take on the tough fights in the legislature, from marriage equality to healthcare to supporting immigrants to LGBTQ rights to protecting services for the elderly and disabled, and she does not flinch,” said Eldridge.

L’Italien faces democratic opposition from the likes of Dan Koh, Rep. Juana Matias and Lori Trahan, among others.