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Obama at campaign rally: ‘I want to govern, not just politic’

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At a campaign rally for Massachusetts Senate candidate Ed Markey Wednesday afternoon, President Obama indicated that he was more interested in governing than campaigning.

During his speech, the president noted that he had finished his last campaign and was ready to get things done.

“So, my only concern is making sure that we advance the interests of the broadest number of Americans, and we leave our children a stronger, safer, more prosperous country than the one we inherited.  That’s all I care about,” he said. “And that means I’m willing to work with anybody — I’ll work with Republicans, Democrats, independents — anybody who wants to make progress. I’m ready to get going.  I want to work with them.”

Obama used the example of the immigration reform bill as a “good bipartisan bill.”

“Whenever Republicans are ready to work with me, I’m ready to work with them,” he said proudly. “I want to govern, not just politic.”


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