Markey Disinvites Old Friend, Georgia Dem 'Cooter' from D.C. Fundraiser
"Fold it four ways and put it where the sun don't shine."
11:16 AM, May 16, 2013 • By MICHAEL WARREN
Massachusetts Democrat Ed Markey, his party's nominee for Senate in next month's special election, asked a former House colleague not to show up to a fundraiser in Washington, D.C. earlier this week. A Markey staff member reportedly called Ben Jones, a former Democratic congressman from Georgia who also starred as Cooter in the television show The Dukes of Hazzard, to disinvite him from a fundraiser. Here's the story from the Boston Globe:
As Jones recounted to the Globe, he told the Markey staffer to "fold it four ways and put it where the sun don't shine."
Markey is running for the Senate seat once held by John Kerry and which Kerry vacated after being appointed secretary of state. Markey's opponent is Republican Gabriel Gomez, a first-time candidate who is nonetheless running within single-digits of the veteran Democrat, according to some recent polls. The election is June 25.
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