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Rep. Joe Kennedy to Challenge Sen. Markey in Massachusetts Senate Race


Added 09-18-19 07:38:06pm EST - “Just what this country needs -- another political dynasty” - Legalinsurrection.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Legalinsurrection.com: “Rep. Joe Kennedy to Challenge Sen. Markey in Massachusetts Senate Race”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

It’s official, well, almost. Rep. Joe Kennedy will challenge Sen. Markey. Formal announcement to be made Saturday.

Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III, the last member of the Democratic dynasty serving in Washington, plans to formally announce Saturday that he is launching a primary challenge to Senator Edward J. Markey, an audacious political move that could open fissures within the Democratic Party and reshape the Massachusetts political landscape.

Kennedy will make his announcement at a breakfast with supporters and local community members at East Boston Social Centers, according to two people close to him. From there, Kennedy will tour the state through Monday, highlighting issues he plans to center his campaign on, including health care access, mental health and addiction issues, climate change, and civil rights, the people said.

Kennedy informed Markey of his decision Wednesday, one of the people added. A spokesperson for Markey’s campaign did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Kennedy has a looooong road ahead if he’s going to pull this off. Older, more seasoned Democrats are not on board with Kennedy’s decision and have issued public warnings saying as much.

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