Coakley, Cameron heat up campaign trail in Newburyport

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Martha Coakley and Ed Cameron greet Newburyport residents at Angie’s Foods during Coakley’s recent visit to the area. (photo by Christine Green.)

It was a whirlwind day for local democrats last weekend, as gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley visited the area for a tour of regional hot spots and met with local candidates and voters.

Coakley met up with Newburyport Mayor Donna Holaday, and State Rep. candidate Ed Cameron for a trip though downtown, including stops at Oregano and Angie’s Food on Pleasant St.

“We walked to a number of number of restaurants and retails stores of give her a sense of what was going on in the area,” State Rep. candidate Ed Cameron said.

Local issues were the topic of the day.

“Newburyport is very interested in cementing $5 million of state money to build a new parking garage. We also talked about about Plum Island, as there are issues with erosion, and also with water and sewer.” They also talked to several residents about educational initiatives, including Universal Pre – K, Cameron said.

Another purpose of the trip was to lay the foundation for partnerships once the election concludes. “She wished me well, and said she hoped to be working with me,” Cameron said. “I said the same back to her.”

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Gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley, steps out with Newburyport Mayor Donna Holaday and State Rep. candidate Ed Cameron for visit with local residents.