Joe Kennedy III Launches Primary Campaign for US Senate Seat in MA

Joe Kennedy III Launches Primary Campaign for US Senate Seat in MA

Joe Kennedy III Launches Primary Campaign for US Senate Seat in MA

Meanwhile, Liss-Riordan, a workers' rights lawyer, and Steve Pemberton, a former senior executive at Walgreens, are also set to challenge Markey for the Senate seat.

The 38-year old Kennedy scion is the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy and great-nephew of President John F. Kennedy and Senator Ted Kennedy, who represented MA in the Senate for nearly 47 years until his death in 2009.

Kennedy positioned himself as a more pragmatic Democrat when he was first elected to Congress in 2012, but has since adopted a series of left-wing stances.

Democratic Congressman Joseph Kennedy III has announced he is making a run for the US Senate.

News reports say that early polling indicated that Joseph Kennedy III started the race as the front-runner. Kennedy will challenge incumbent Sen.

Some Democratic activists have said they're anxious that a Senate primary between Markey and Kennedy could drain money and resources away from the party's top priority: defeating President Donald Trump.

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The move - coming the day after climate strike protests around the world - is clearly created to highlight Markey's strong record on climate change and the environment, which has earned him the endorsement of liberal icon Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a congresswoman from NY, and many environmental groups. He has backed impeachment proceedings against President Trump, "Medicare-for-all" and the Green New Deal. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., with a hard choice of who to back.

He did not mention Markey, instead launching a broadside against President Donald Trump and the Senate's Republican majority, accusing them of policies that have hurt working Americans and the environment. "This is about vision and leadership". "I think the real question is, whether it's important for the younger generation to step up and the older generation just step aside, or whether the older generation's wisdom and experience needs to remain for a while", Southerd noted in an interview with CBS News.

Joe Kennedy is a scion of America's most famous political family. "These two men both care about the same things pretty much".

Democratic Rep. Joe Kennedy III of MA has announced a run for Senate on Saturday morning at the East Boston Social Center, challenging Democratic Sen. He has also said he supports the Green New Deal initiative to combat climate change, something Markey is championing along with Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of NY - who has endorsed Markey. He specifically called out "structural reform".

"We are lucky to have one of the nation's strongest climate champions, Ed Markey, representing Massachusetts in the U.S. Senate", Ben Hellerstein, state director for Environment Massachusetts, said in a prepared statement, explaining that voters need to understand Markey's record on renewable energy, clean water, clean air and the protection of public lands. "I rejected that. Senator Markey has not". "I look forward to seeing Senator Markey's views on that", he remarked. Edward Markey in next year's Democratic primary.

"For me, being a Kennedy fan, I would vote for Kennedy because I'm a fan of the core values of the family", she said with a shrug.

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