Democrats vs. Joe Kennedy

Democrats vs. Joe Kennedy

It’s been 10 years since a Kennedy was in the Senate, and if Democrats have their way, that won’t be changing anytime soon.

On September 21st, we reported that Rep. Joe Kennedy III would be running for the Massachusetts Senate seat against incumbent Senator Ed Markey (D-MA). Although the Kennedys have been popular with Dems in the past, having the historic name is no longer enough to gain support in the world of politics.

Over the past few weeks, Senate Democrats, including. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Chairwoman Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) have said that they support Markey.

“We’ve endorsed him publicly. We will be there to work with him and his team to ensure that they have the resources they need to get his message out. The state, in general, knows he’s a progressive and a fighter on so many issues. He’s taken a lead on net neutrality and climate change, on so many important issues that matter to his constituents.” — Catherine Cortez Masto.

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Democrats feel that Kennedy is wasting time and resources going up against a beloved incumbent in his own party who has served Massachusets since the 1970s.

Although his fellow politicians might not support him, it looks like the public still loves the Kennedy name. A poll in August showed 42% of Democratic voters supporting Kennedy and only 25% backing Markey.

Once again, the Dems care more about what they want than what the people want.

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