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Elizabeth Warren endorses Ed Markey for MA-SEN (Original Post) RandySF Aug 2019 OP
Good for Liz. comradebillyboy Aug 2019 #1
She's gone up even higher in my estimation. Peregrine Took Aug 2019 #10
Pretty disappointing move on the part of Joe Kennedy. mahina Aug 2019 #2
+1 pinkstarburst Aug 2019 #9
Ed Markey is 73. I know the fashion seems to be the older, the better. pnwmom Aug 2019 #3
he has not officially decided yet nt Celerity Aug 2019 #5
Yaeh. At this point I'd vote for him if I were in Mass rpannier Aug 2019 #6
73 is not that old for a Senator LincolnRossiter Aug 2019 #7
And you'll notice I said I'd vote for Markey rpannier Aug 2019 #8
Thank you Elizabeth. More than ever we need the experience still_one Aug 2019 #4
 

Peregrine Took

(7,422 posts)
10. She's gone up even higher in my estimation.
Sat Aug 31, 2019, 10:40 AM
Aug 2019

Let Kennedy wait his turn.

He has gone way down in my thoughts.

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mahina

(17,927 posts)
2. Pretty disappointing move on the part of Joe Kennedy.
Sat Aug 31, 2019, 03:21 AM
Aug 2019

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You dont bodycheck effective progressive senators out.

It reminded me of Ed Case challenging our *beloved* Danny Akaka in 2006. Now our junior congressman, it took him all 14 years to be forgiven by Hawaii’s Democrats.

Me anyway. Actually it still leaves a bad taste.

Come on Joe. I have faith in you. Hang in.

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pinkstarburst

(1,331 posts)
9. +1
Sat Aug 31, 2019, 10:06 AM
Aug 2019

Agree. Markey is 73. Odds are, he'll be retiring before too much longer. Warren is doing well in the polls and might become the nominee, or could be tapped for VP or another administration appointment in 2020. So that's several ways a slot for Kennedy to run for Senate could open up soon without him primarying a progressive senator.

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pnwmom

(109,056 posts)
3. Ed Markey is 73. I know the fashion seems to be the older, the better.
Sat Aug 31, 2019, 03:47 AM
Aug 2019

But I don't think it's a terrible thing that Kennedy decided to run for that seat.

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Celerity

(44,470 posts)
5. he has not officially decided yet nt
Sat Aug 31, 2019, 05:02 AM
Aug 2019
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rpannier

(24,394 posts)
6. Yaeh. At this point I'd vote for him if I were in Mass
Sat Aug 31, 2019, 07:44 AM
Aug 2019

But, there does come a time when stepping aside for others is a good idea

on edit: If it were the ghost of zell miller or someone like that challenging, I'd say dig your claws in that seat until the end of time if necessary

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LincolnRossiter

(560 posts)
7. 73 is not that old for a Senator
Sat Aug 31, 2019, 08:43 AM
Aug 2019

A counter-argument could be made that maybe a 38yo can hold his horses and wait until a seat opens up. Warren stands at least a plausible chance of having to step down within the next 16-18 months, and either she or Markey may decide to step aside within the next couple of cycles anyway.

Why primary someone who holds similar values and is doing a good job? Especially given the importance of seniority in the Senate.

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rpannier

(24,394 posts)
8. And you'll notice I said I'd vote for Markey
Sat Aug 31, 2019, 09:55 AM
Aug 2019

and that I said at some point.
I never said today or this election cycle

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still_one

(92,732 posts)
4. Thank you Elizabeth. More than ever we need the experience
Sat Aug 31, 2019, 04:24 AM
Aug 2019
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