Republican senate candidate Kevin O'Connor | WAMC

Republican senate candidate Kevin O'Connor

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Kevin O'Connor for US Senate /

Kevin O’Connor is the Republican challenging Democratic U.S. Senator Ed Markey’s reelection bid in November’s general election. The lawyer and father of four says the Markey, who defeated Rep. Joe Kennedy III in the September primary, is an extremist in his own party. O’Connor describes himself as a common sense candidate opposed to career politicians. WAMC spoke with O’Connor after the only debate of the campaign Monday, to discuss O’Connor’s support of President Trump, his defense of privatized healthcare and how he plans to win over voters in a staunchly blue state.

Kevin O'Connor (left) and Senator Ed Markey (right) headshots made into a split composite photo.
O'Connor photo provided, Markey photo credit WAMC.

   The two candidates for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts held their only debate of the general election Monday night.