“Everybody says she’s the frontrunner. She’s the Martha Coakley in this race. ‘Nothing to see here folks, we’re going to win,’” Ellis said, referring to the Democrat who was presumed to succeed the late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) last year — then was routed in the special election by Republican Scott Brown.
“It worked out really well for Coakley,” Ellis said.
Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., right, hugs Harold Schaitberger, General President of the International Association of Fire Fighters, after the Congressman spoke at the IAFF's Legislative Conference General Session at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, March 9, 2015. The day featured addresses by members of Congress and Vice President Joe Biden.