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Dropkick Murphys Support Presidential Candidate O’Malley


Dropkick Murphys Support Presidential Candidate O’MalleyCeltic punk band Dropkick Murphys, members Local 9-535 (Boston, MA), announced their support and approval of Democratic presidential candidate Martin O’Malley’s use of their hit song “Shipping Up to Boston.” They tweeted their approval of the former governor of Maryland’s candidacy saying he “stands up for working people.” Earlier this year Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker’s use of the same song brought the opposite reaction. “We literally hate you” the band tweeted to Walker. Dropkick Murphys version of the Woody Guthrie song first gained popularity as the theme music to Martin Scorsese’s The Departed.