Can a Kennedy unseat an incumbent senator in Massachusetts?Feb 18, 2020
Congressman Joe Kennedy is from that Kennedy family, he's the grandson of Bobby Kennedy, obviously related to John F Kennedy, he ran for Congress and one very easily in 2013. I think this country was founded on the simple idea that all people justly deserve the truth and here it is. is trying to fight his way into the senate by challenging markey in what is an unexpected situation
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massachusettswas elected in 2013 is running for his first re-election finishing his first term not really a bold name in the senate tends to working under the radar in Massachusetts Kennedy is going to have a hard time making Marquis look not progressive enough Ocasio Cortés has endorsed him Elizabeth Warren has endorsed him has a long list of things he works on for liberal causes he and Kennedy generally agree in many of the things.
It is not common for members of Congress to simply challenge sitting senators. Usually, it's like waiting your turn. situation, so what Kennedy is doing is unusual, but there is an inevitable generational divide that is framing this race and could potentially frame the way he runs this race. I've been alive I'm tired of watching people suffer while politicians make their deals in the back room ideologically there's not much that's different just because of the nature of having the last name Kennedy I think voters look at Jeff Kennedy and think he's okay, he's a democrat, you know he's a liberal, he's going to support our causes, we don't need to question how democratic he is, which is kind of important in a state like Massachusetts, which is one of the most democratic states in the nation and, by the way, by the way, Marquis has a lot in his column and taught it to himself as well.
As the most progressive candidate, people on both sides of this, whether you side with Marquis or Kennedy, are wondering why you're getting in right now, there's really no clear answer. Kennedy probably looked at the Senate in Massachusetts. and to the line of people waiting for these higher offices and said now or never I might try to elbow my way in so the Democratic Party is very excited to have Joe Kennedy as a national. Imagine being made to give the Democrat response to President Trump's first State of the Union and this nagging sinking feeling regardless of your political belief that this is not right this is not who we are obviously there's a sense of star power to him and his last name. has had viral moments on the House floor before the thousands of brave transgender men and women serving in uniform today, know that a grateful nation does not take your service, your patriotism for granted, yet it is unclear where Kennedy fits in the Democratic Party in general The strategy of elevating its star members in this Massachusetts Senate primary is not going to change the balance of power in the Senate, whoever wins this primary is almost certain.
He'll only be the next senator from Massachusetts, but it's an interesting data point in the broader Democratic Party debate about generational divides and whether we're at a point where more experienced older members need to step aside for more youths.
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