Democratic Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey is joining the chorus calling for the removal of Republican President Donald Trump. It comes after extremists violently occupied the Capitol Wednesday in an effort to halt the counting of electoral votes certifying Joe Biden’s victory in the 2020 election. Earlier this afternoon, Markey explained to WAMC why he supports impeaching Trump for a second time, and what the unprecedented events of the week mean for America moving forward.
Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey and his Democratic challenger U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy debated for the first time in months Monday night. The political event came amidst a pandemic and nationwide protests against police brutality and racism.
School, sports and politics are all being disrupted by the coronavirus outbreak. In Massachusetts, next Wednesday’s debate in Springfield between two Democratic U.S. Senate candidates is postponed. Congressman Joe Kennedy of the 4th District is challenging Senator Ed Markey in the primary, but Friday his campaign said it’s suspending activities for now. Kennedy spoke with WAMC’s Ian Pickus from Washington as the House worked on a new COVID-19 bill.
Former Mass. Gov. Mike Dukakis endorsed Sen. Ed Markey in his primary campaign against Rep. Joe Kennedy on Tuesday. The 1988 Democratic presidential nominee discussed that and more in an interview with WAMC's Ian Pickus.
Massachusetts U.S. Representative Joe Kennedy III is running for Senate. After his announcement in East Boston on Saturday, the Democrat launched a statewide tour that included a visit to Pittsfield Sunday morning.
A second candidate has launched a Democratic primary campaign against Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey, who is seeking reelection in 2020. Steve Pemberton, a self-described "former foster child turned successful executive and author," kicked off his campaign Tuesday in his hometown of New Bedford.
In Congress for more than four decades, Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey will seek a second term next year. The Democrat sat down with WAMC on Friday in Pittsfield to talk about the 2020 election, abortion rights, impeachment, and Robert Mueller’s press conference this week.
Senate Democrats are making a final push to gather support needed for U.S. Sen. Edward Markey's effort to undo the Federal Communications Commission's repeal of Obama-era internet net neutrality rules.