McGovern Statement on the Passing of John Walsh

 WASHINGTONToday, Congressman James P. McGovern (MA-02), released the following statement on the passing of John Walsh:

“John was a brilliant political strategist with a heart of gold. He had an incredible mind for grassroots organizing, but more importantly, he was just a fundamentally nice guy. He always reached out to offer his support in good times and bad, and I was blessed to be on the other end of many of those calls. John always bet on the underdog. He’s one of the key reasons why I was an early endorser of Deval Patrick for Governor. He was ahead of most others on most issues and he knew early on that Deval was the right choice to lead Massachusetts, bringing others along with him while spearheading a history-making campaign. Lisa and I send our love to his wife Donna, his son Coleman and their extended family during this difficult time.”