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A Political 'Donnybrook' Predicted With Kennedy Vs Markey In Massachusetts

Sen. Markey and Rep. Kennedy

      Massachusetts Congressman Joseph Kennedy III reportedly plans to announce Saturday that he will run for the U.S. Senate next year.

       The 38-year-old heir to the Kennedy family political dynasty will challenge Senator Ed Markey, a 73-year-old fellow Democrat who is the longest-serving member of the state’s congressional delegation.

        For an analysis of the impending clash, WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill spoke with Tim Vercellotti, political science professor at Western New England University.

Paul Tuthill is WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief. He’s been covering news, everything from politics and government corruption to natural disasters and the arts, in western Massachusetts since 2007. Before joining WAMC, Paul was a reporter and anchor at WRKO in Boston. He was news director for more than a decade at WTAG in Worcester. Paul has won more than two dozen Associated Press Broadcast Awards. He won an Edward R. Murrow award for reporting on veterans’ healthcare for WAMC in 2011. Born and raised in western New York, Paul did his first radio reporting while he was a student at the University of Rochester.
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