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Even during the pandemic, the political calendar goes forward.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock wraps up his interview with Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey. This interview was recorded on March 17.

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The coronavirus response was different in the Senate than the House.

In today’s Congressional Corner, WAMC’s Alan Chartock speaks with Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey. This interview was recorded on March 17th.

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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.

U.S. Senator Ed Markey and his Democratic primary challenger Congressman Joe Kennedy sparred on several topics during their first broadcast debate last night.

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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.

The two challengers to Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey in next year’s Democratic primary have signed a pledge intended to limit outside spending in the race.

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Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey campaigned in Pittsfield Saturday as he tries to fend off a challenge from one of the most famous names in politics.

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Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey made a campaign stop in Pittsfield Saturday morning.

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With Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy challenging U.S. Senator Ed Markey in the 2020 Democratic primary, some Berkshire County state lawmakers are taking sides.

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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.

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

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The Massachusetts Democratic Party held its annual convention in Springfield Saturday, and the focus was on 2020.     

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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. 

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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.

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In town to put pressure on a cable provider, Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey also discussed state and national issues while in the Berkshires Friday.

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U.S. Senator Ed Markey’s new Massachusetts State Director paid a visit to the Berkshires Tuesday at the request of local politicians.

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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.

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Opposition to the Trump administration dominated the conversation at Massachusetts U.S. Senator Ed Markey’s town hall in Pittsfield Sunday.

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     Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey said he is optimistic about prospects for a bipartisan effort on shoring up the Affordable Care Act now that Republican repeal efforts have failed.

A Bicameral Effort To Make Cruise Ships Safer

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Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey and Richard Blumenthal from Connecticut, both Democrats, have introduced legislation to strengthen passenger safety on cruise ships. 

Energy company Kinder Morgan plans to start cutting down trees in Western Massachusetts this week prepare for the controversial Connecticut Expansion Project. U.S. Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are calling on the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to revoke its authorization for the pipeline.

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Massachusetts U.S. Senator Edward Markey has been in western Massachusetts the last two days. Markey met with mayors in North Adams, Northampton, Pittsfield and Springfield.

After meeting with Springfield Mayor Domenic Sarno in his city hall office Tuesday afternoon, Markey said the common denominator to help boost the economies of the cities of western Massachusetts is transportation.  He said he is hopeful Congress can strike a deal to keep federal funds flowing to highway, bridge, and rail projects for the next three years.

Markey Wins In MA

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BOSTON (AP) — Democrat Edward Markey has been elected to a full six-year term in the U.S. Senate representing Massachusetts.

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A Malaysia Airlines plane carrying 295 people has crashed in eastern Ukraine. It’s unclear if it was shot down as it was flying over an area wracked by separatist insurgency.

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A Republican has entered the race to challenge Massachusetts U.S. Senator Edward Markey in November.

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U.S. Senator Edward Markey visited Pittsfield today on a tour of western Massachusetts.

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According to an election warden in the Berkshires turnout for the special U.S. Senate Election between Democrat Ed Markey and Republican Gabriel Gomez has been low, but is expected to pick up before the end of the day.

Fran Lysonski, election warden for Pittsfield’s Ward 5A, located near the downtown of the Berkshire’s largest city, said voter turnout has been "slow but better than last time."

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Massachusetts Republican U.S. Senate Candidate Gabriel Gomez made campaign stops in the Berkshires yesterday where he stressed a bipartisan message. And according to local GOP officials, he’ll have to continue to work hard to win more support in a solidly Democratic part of the state.

In Gabriel Gomez’s second campaign stop in the Berkshires since announcing his candidacy, the Republican met with supporters and employees at Lenco, a Pittsfield based company that designs and manufactures armored vehicles. He was greeted with applause and spoke through a microphone…

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Many towns across Massachusetts yesterday held local elections on the same day as the U.S. Senate primaries.

In addition to nominating their Democratic and Republican Senatorial candidates, Representative Ed Markey and businessman Gabriel Gomez, respectively, Tuesday was a day for Berkshire County voters to choose their selectmen and members of their local school boards. But for voters in North Adams, it was a day to vote for a nearly $30 million renovation project for the now-closed Conte Middle School.

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A son of Columbian immigrants and a first time candidate has won the Republican nomination to run in the Massachusetts special election for the U.S. Senate seat previously held by John Kerry.

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