Maura Healey Endorses Hillary Clinton for President

The Attorney General is backing the Democratic frontrunner.

Photo via AP

Photo via AP

Governor Charlie Baker is keeping his cards close to his chest and not backing anyone—at least right now—in the Republican presidential primary field. Across the street at One Ashburton Place, Attorney General Maura Healey is throwing her hat in the Democratic presidential primary and endorsing former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

In a campaign email to supporters, Healey described herself as “all in” for Clinton.

“Hillary is a lot of things to a lot of people. Activist, organizer, lawyer, mother and grandmother. Sunglass-wearing, tough-negotiating, world-traveling Secretary of State. History-making U.S. Senator and First Lady,” said Healey in the email.

Healey said Clinton is on the same page with her political values.

“Hillary Clinton shares my vision for what America can be, she shares our values as Democrats and she’s the right leader at the right time. We’ve come too far for equality, for human rights, for economic justice to go backward,” said Healey in the email.

The Attorney General encouraged her supporters to join her in the Granite State on August 29 when she canvases for Clinton in Exeter, not far from her hometown of Hampton Falls.

“She’s a leader who is willing to take on the big guys to protect the rest of us. As a young lawyer, she helped lead the Congressional investigation into President Nixon. In Arkansas, she taught law and ran legal clinics to help poor families and children. As the first woman Senator from New York, she took on Congress when it wasn’t doing enough for rural areas and small towns,” said Healey in the email encouraging supporters to join her. 

In a release, the Massachusetts Republican Party blasted Healey for endorsing Clinton while she is the subject of an FBI investigation for using a private email server during her time as secretary of state.

“It is deeply troubling that the state’s top prosecutor would choose now to endorse Hillary Clinton despite the ongoing FBI investigation into her potentially criminal mishandling of classified materials. The fact that Healey’s endorsement comes only a day after Clinton’s campaign admitted that she used a secret server to handle classified data is evidence of Maura Healy’s poor judgement and complete disregard for the legal process she is charged with enforcing,” said MassGOP Chairman Kirsten Hughes.

During her time as the nation’s top diplomat, Clinton used private email for correspondence instead of a government issued email, making it difficult to obtain her emails through FOIAs and public records requests.