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Tue Jan 14, 2020, 02:06 PM

Kennedy picks up John Lewis endorsement

Source: Boston Globe

Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III picked up some notable endorsements from House colleagues in his primary race against Senator Edward J. Markey, gaining the backing of several high-profile Democrats including civil rights icon John Lewis.

In the years that I have known Joe Kennedy I have seen him stand up and fight time and again for the suffering, the struggling and the silenced, said the 79-year-old Lewis, a Georgia Democrat who was a pivotal player in the civil rights movement.

At a moment of profound national crisis, Joe offers our country the kind of powerful moral leadership it needs. He is a clear voice for justice and dignity in our rising generation of public servants. I am proud to endorse his run for the U.S. Senate, Lewis said.

Kennedy also announced endorsements from more than a dozen other House Democrats who represent varying points on the political spectrum.

Read more: https://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2020/01/14/kennedy-picks-john-lewis-endorsement/IQv2k0ugQUVm8169prGaPM/story.html

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brooklynite Jan 14 OP
virgogal Jan 14 #1
democrank Jan 14 #2
BlueStater Jan 14 #3
Lexblues Jan 14 #5
left-of-center2012 Jan 14 #4
BlueIdaho Jan 14 #6
Hassler Jan 15 #7

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 02:47 PM

1. Sorry,Markey gets my vote.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 04:10 PM

2. Congratulations to Joseph Kennedy.

John Lewis endorsement is a big deal!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 04:45 PM

3. Looks like Markey's done.

I don't blame Kennedy at all for running against him. Markey will be 74 this year. Who says Kennedy has to wait for him to retire? Markey doesn't own the seat. What if he decides to run for another term in 2026? That would mean Kennedy would have to wait until 2032 to get a shot at it. Clearly he didn't want to wait and I can't fault him for that.

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Response to BlueStater (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 07:46 PM

5. Dianne Feinstein is proof that senators don't know when to retire

There's no guarantee Markey would've retired after another term. Feinstein is in her 80's I think and she might run again!

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 04:49 PM

4. Markey will be 74 this year.

Time to pass the torch to a new generation.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Tue Jan 14, 2020, 07:51 PM

6. Nothing wrong with Markey

But its time the torch were passed to a new generation.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Jan 15, 2020, 12:02 AM

7. Where does Kennedy stand on New Green Deal that Markey is sponsoring?

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