Rufus Gifford
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Dem candidate for Congress - MA 3. Former Ambassador, 10 yr Obama alum, optimist, husband, believes America is already great (but far from perfect)

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3 Days 16 Hours Ago

Cold as hell but ending a busy day in the best way possible. Go Pats! @stephenjdevincent

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5 Days 22 Hours Ago

Seems like a great place to get started. I hope you all come see us... Right in Downtown Lowell. πŸ‘πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

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12 Days 23 Hours Ago

Bomb cyclone. Snow bomb. Bombogenesis. Whatever you want to call it, after five minutes of euphoria, Argos has had enough and wants his legs back. β„οΈβ˜ƒοΈπŸ’¨

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13 Days 21 Hours Ago

Ten years ago tonight, as we endured the bitter cold of a Des Moines night, we celebrated as Barack Obama won the Iowa caucus. Today, on a frigid day in Massachusetts, I walked into my first ever campaign office in Lowell. Nothing but barren walls, old folding tables and lights that barely work. Perfect. Could not be more fired up. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

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16 Days 1 Hour Ago

New Year’s Day. The presents have been opened. 🎁 The cakes have been eaten. πŸŽ‚ The champagne has been drunk. 🍾 The campaign goals have been met. πŸ’° So much ahead of us and we’ll start tomorrow. Today is just about moments like this. Happy New Year my dear friends. Wishing each and every one of you much health and happiness in 2018. ❀️ πŸ“· : @stephenjdevincent

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17 Days 3 Hours Ago

Friends - Before we say good riddance to 2017 I have one last ask of you: Tonight at midnight is the very first filing deadline of my campaign and I want to show the largest numbers of grassroots supporters imaginable! We are so close to our goal and with your support we can get there. 1) like this post 2) click on the link in my bio and give what you can 3) comment on this post and let us know that you are! I promise we will all be toasting you tonight! πŸΎπŸŽ‰ P.s. only American citizens or green card holders can contribute, but I hope all will spread the word to their American friends!

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18 Days 19 Hours Ago

This last year was one of the hardest of my life. But I just saw this... From sad goodbyes to wonderful homecomings to a visit with the queen to performing weddings and celebrating anniversaries. What do my #2017bestnine liked posts on Instagram have in common? They are all about people. Connection. Laughter. Love. With all of the challenges, I will try to remember 2017 that way. But more importantly hold onto a sense of profound hope for 2018. Thank you all. ❀️, Rufus

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23 Days 4 Hours Ago

Christmas morning. Snow is falling. And Santa never looked better (or more enthusiastic). We wish you and your families an abundance of peace and joy. πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸΌ 🎁 ❄️

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23 Days 18 Hours Ago

Oh Dad... not sure I’ve ever been jealous of your clothes. But this time, I think I am... Merry Christmas to all. πŸŽ„πŸŽ…πŸΌ

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29 Days 19 Hours Ago

City to city. Town to town. Neighborhood to neighborhood. Street to street. House to house. Person to person. Spent the last few days traveling to every corner of the district and listening. Impossible not to have hope when you spend time with people like this... πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

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2017-12-10 08:38:10

Suffice it to say Argos has had a good morning. ❄️ + 🐢 = πŸŽ‰

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2017-12-04 02:25:35

City to city. Town to town. Street to street. Home to home. Person to person. If you’re not home we’ll come back. This is how we take the country back. Every person counts. Vote. Here talking to voters in Fitchburg about State Senate candidate Sue Chalifoux Zephir. Vote tomorrow.

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2017-11-25 11:40:21

Work for the day is done. Now a little father/son time on a spectacular November day.

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2017-11-22 17:51:07

Tomorrow is the day we all express gratitude. I have to start one day early. Six years ago today Argos was born. Life is never better than a walk along the beach with you. Happy birthday my sweet boy. πŸŽ‚ 🍰 @stephenjdevincent

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2017-11-14 09:38:11

Yup. This is happening. Please join the team today! Rufusgifford.com

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2017-11-10 07:31:13

They have taken me from the icy top of the world to the choppy seas of the Mediterranean. They have flown me the speed of sound and left me with a map and some MREs in the middle of nowhere in the middle of the night. But every minute of every day they taught me about discipline, service, honor, dedication and heart. Every day of serving with the men and women of the military was a profound honor unlike any other in my life. You are as good as it gets. Happy Veterans Day.

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2017-10-31 05:53:21

Different Starbucks. Different day. The same wonderful message from a complete stranger. Feeling so grateful. Thank you Lasse. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡©πŸ‡°β€οΈ

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2017-10-30 02:23:40

On the final week of my European trip before heading back home to officially begin the next chapter of my life, I’m overwhelmed and humbled to have @theatlantic share our unexpected story. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡©πŸ‡°

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2017-10-19 08:10:06

Feeling nostalgic today. Thinking back to the days not so long ago when we had a President who would take time out of a black tie event to straighten the tie of a guest. Kindness and decency. Sigh. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ˜Š #tbt

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2017-10-16 21:58:43

The kindness of strangers makes the world a better place... and the greeting I get on my Starbucks cup when I land in Copenhagen says it all. Great to be back... Thank you Mads. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡©πŸ‡° @Starbucks

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2017-10-16 13:20:23

Boston - Copenhagen. Off for a couple of weeks to talk about the America I have seen in the last 9 months since returning home. One that is fiercely passionate, engaged and constantly fighting for the American values that seem so far from the politics of this White House. Hope is crucial in times like this and though it is tested every day, I am still full of hope. Looking forward to seeing you all out there. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ

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2017-10-10 04:57:29

Two years. For forever. I love you Stephen. You are my everything. Happy Anniversary. ❀️

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2017-10-09 12:42:20

Feeling like I’m 12 years old again. Fenway with Dad. Go Sox. ⚾️ @popigif

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2017-10-07 15:18:37

The sky has succeeded in getting me to forget everything else. ❀️

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2017-10-07 14:48:28

On a day like today we forget that winter is just around the corner. I am grateful. @stephenjdevincent

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2017-10-01 13:07:47

Perfection. My boys. Fall in Massachusetts.

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2017-09-28 15:16:14

Thank you sun for reminding me that there is so much beauty out there...

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2017-09-19 08:29:06

This kid from Massachusetts will always be overwhelmingly honored and humbled to see these words. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ @concordiasummit

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2017-09-11 15:54:42

Too damn adorable not to post. Argos and his teddy bear. 🐢❀️🐻

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2017-09-07 01:56:57

Summer ends. So I head home once again. Grateful as always for my weeks in Denmark with friends old and new. I leave today with a fresh mind and great determination - I'm inspired and energized about the next chapter of my life. Time to get to work.

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2017-08-30 13:50:42

Hope I gave people reason to be hopeful tonight... always wonderful to be back in Aalborg. πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡©πŸ‡°

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2017-08-27 11:33:22

Creating social change one person at a time. I love you guys @weloveasphalt . You and your playmakers are what we all need a lot more of. Looking forward to helping bring you global. #weloveasphalt

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2017-08-26 08:12:27

When a city's canals are clean enough to swim in, that's pretty damn amazing... my third year swimming around the city with Danish Veterans in Motion... from The ice of Greenland to the canals of Copenhagen these guys are awesome. I'm just honored they invite me back (and slow down for me). πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‡©πŸ‡°