Analysis: Ed Markey Beats Joe Kennedy In Senate Primary | WAMC

Analysis: Ed Markey Beats Joe Kennedy In Senate Primary

Sep 2, 2020

U.S. Sen Ed Markey (D-MA) made a campaign stop at Union Station in Springfield to urge people to go to the polls on Sept 1st, the last day to vote in the Democratic primary. Markey turned back a challenge from Congressman Joe Kennedy.
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     Senator Edward Markey beat back the Democratic primary challenge from U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III in Massachusetts.

   It was a remarkable recovery for Markey, who trailed badly in early polling.   It was an historic defeat for a Kennedy in Massachusetts.

  WAMC’s Pioneer Valley Bureau Chief Paul Tuthill discussed the much-watched race with political science professor Tim Vercellotti, director of the Western New England University Polling Institute.