September 2, 2020

End of a dynasty? Joe Kennedy defeated in US Senate bid

Boston (AFP) – Congressman Joe Kennedy, long seen as a rising star, crashed to defeat Tuesday in his bid for a US Senate seat, the first time the storied American political dynasty lost a statewide election in Massachusetts.Incumbent Senator Ed Markey, a political veteran who recast himself as the fiery liberal in the race, harnessed the state’s progressive energy to handily turn back a challenge from Joseph Kennedy III, the grandnephew of assassinated president John F Kennedy.The 39-year-old Kennedy said he “called Senator Markey to congratulate him and to pledge my support to him and his cam…

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