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Democratic Rep. Joe Kennedy III is taking into account 2020-Senate primary challenge against Massachusetts sen. Edward Markey-which could pit a long-standing, well-known democratic legislator against a Scion of one of the country’s most famous political families.
Kennedy, the son of former Rep. Joseph Kennedy II, D-Mass., and the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy — the former U.S. senator from New York, served as attorney general in his brother John’s administration — wrote on Facebook on Monday that he wanted the decision “lightly”, but to share his thoughts with his followers.
“In the last couple of weeks I think started to make a run for the U.S. Senate,” said Mr. Kennedy. “This is not a decision that I am approaching a light and — completely open-I had not expected to share my thoughts, so soon. Family is my first consideration in every major decision, like this,” he said.
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“I have not made a decision yet-that is the truth. I’m thinking about what I have to offer, Massachusetts-voters, what is most important in this political moment, and what kind of party, the Democrats, the building for the future,” he continued in the Facebook post.
In addition to the 38-year-old MP said he has been humbled by the support of the Fans, but noticed that some people have advised him to wait until he’s off.
“Our system was a lot of people for a long time down, and we can’t fix it, if we don’t the challenge,” he said.
“I have some ideas on how to do that. And I do not think that our democratic process promises to each rotation. What is it to promise a chance for everyone to earn it — if we think we have something to offer and are willing to help us and our ideas.”
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His potential opponent, Markey is actively involved in Massachusetts politics for decades-previously serving as a US Congressman from the Boston area for more than three decades.
Markey, 73, won his Senate seat in a 2013 special election after then-Senator John Kerry resigned after the nomination of ex-us President Barack Obama to serve as Secretary of state.
More recently, Markey, a vocal was a supporter of climate change legislation. Earlier this year, he is co-author of the Green New Deal, with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-NY
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For his part, Kennedy was recently given the prominent role that the offer of the minority rebuttal to President Trump ‘ s State of the Union.
In his year 2018, the speech, the legislature called Trump a “bully” and claimed that Russia was “knee-deep in our democracy.”
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“Tyrants of the country can have a stamp. You could put a sign. But you have never, not once in the history of the United States, managed in accordance with the strength and spirit of a people United in defense of their future,” said Mr Kennedy.
According to a report earlier this month that Kennedy was about a bid for the seat, Markey’s campaign, told The New York Times that he is a candidate still plans again, regardless of what is decided by Kennedy.
“Ed is not said anywhere,” Markey adviser Paul of Those. “He’s going to run, and he goes to run, no matter who is in this race.”
In July, Politically, the existence of a Massachusetts telephone reported race in survey of a hypothetical Markey-Kennedy. A “Jump, Joe!” – A group of Kennedy supporters later, a website and a Facebook group started.
“He has energy, courage, integrity and progressive ideas,” the website, the group said. “The Senate of the United States must have a Bank of the proactive and progressive leaders against sectarian tactics of Senator Mitch McConnell and his Republican party. We believe that the United States Senate, Joe Kennedy III.”
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In Massachusetts U.S. Senate elections by the end, as well as new won have established virtually over their Republican opponents.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., won 60 percent of the vote against their 2018 Republican Challenger, state REP Geoff Diehl.
A year after the victory in the by-election to the success of Kerry’s appointed replacement, former Sen. Mo Cowan, D-Mass., Markey defeated Hopkinton, Mass. Legislator Brian Herr by a similar margin in the year 2014.
Fox News’ Molly line, Alex Pappas and the Associated Press contributed to this report.