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Can a Kennedy unseat an incumbent senator in Massachusetts?

Can a Kennedy unseat an incumbent senator in Massachusetts?
Congressman Joe

Kennedy

is of 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 believe this country was founded on a simple idea that every person deserves the truth fairly and here he is trying to elbow his way into the Senate by challenging Markey in what is kind of an unexpected situation

senator

Markey is the

senator

from

Massachusetts

he got elected in 2013 he's running for his first
can a kennedy unseat an incumbent senator in massachusetts
re-election finishing up his first term he's not really a bold name in the Senate he tends to work under the radar in

Massachusetts

Kennedy

's gonna have a hard time making Marquis seem not progressive enough he's endorsed by Ocasio Cortes Elizabeth Warren has endorsed him he has a long list of stuff he works on on liberal causes he and

Kennedy

generally see eye to eye on a whole lot of the things it's not common for members of Congress to just challenge

incumbent

senator

s
it's generally a kind of wait your turn situation so what

Kennedy

is doing is unusual but there's an inevitable generation divide that's framing this race and potentially could frame the way he runs this race

Kennedy

's 38 I use two young kids age three and one Marquis is 73 he's been in Congress longer than

Kennedy

has been alive I'm tired of watching people suffer while politicians make their backroom deals ideologically there's not a lot that's different just by
can a kennedy unseat an incumbent senator in massachusetts
nature of having the last name

Kennedy

I think voters look at Jeff

Kennedy

and think okay he's a Democrat you know he's liberal he's gonna support our causes we don't need to question how democratic he is which is an important thing in a state like

Massachusetts

that is one of the most democratic states in the nation that being said Marquis has a lot in his column too taught himself is like the most progressive candidate people on both sides of this whether you side with Marquis
or

Kennedy

question why he's getting in right now there's not really a clear answer

Kennedy

probably looked at the Senate in

Massachusetts

and the line of people waiting for for these higher offices and said it's just now or never I might as well try to elbow my way in so the Democratic Party is super excited to have Joe

Kennedy

as a national figure they had him give the Democratic response to president Trump's first State of the Union and this nagging sinking feeling no matter
can a kennedy unseat an incumbent senator in massachusetts
your political belief that this is not right this is not who we are there's obviously a sense of star power to him and his last name he's had viral moments on the House floor before to the thousands a brave transgender men and women serving today in uniform please know that a grateful nation does not take your service your patriotism for granted however it's not clear like where

Kennedy

fits into the Democratic Party's overall strategy of elevating its star members this

Massachusetts

Senate primary isn't going to change the balance of power in the Senate whoever wins this primary is almost certainly going to be the next

senator

from

Massachusetts

but it's an interesting data point in the Democratic Party's broader debate about generational divides and and whether we're at a moment where the older more experienced members need to step aside for the younger ones