Speaker DeLeo endorses Koutoujian in Congressional race


Sheriff Koutoujian speaks with VB during 2011 interview

BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Massachusetts House Speaker Robert DeLeo is showing his support for Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian in his campaign for Congress.

DeLeo formally endorsed Koutoujian in the Fifth Congressional Race Wednesday. The speaker cites Koutoujian's commitment to middle class families, women's rights, health care, and gun control in his endorsement.

Koutoujian will appear on the primary ballot Oct. 15 alongside six other Democrats looking to fill the Congressional seat left vacant by U.S. Sen. Ed Markey. Three Republicans vying for the spot will also face off in a primary Oct. 15.