Kennedy is polling WAY ahead of the veteran Massachusetts Senator 6 months out from the states primary vote…
Both are progressive Democrats…
Kennedy is almost half Markey’s age and of course to older voters there is the last name thing….
The move tees up a generational showdown between a member of Massachusetts’ most famous political dynasty and a progressive heavyweight with more than four decades of experience in Washington.
“This isn’t a time for waiting, for sitting on the sidelines, or for playing by rules that don’t work anymore. This is the fight of our lives, the fight of my generation — and I’m all in,” Kennedy tweeted Saturday.
Kennedy’s announcement came ahead of a formal campaign launch event in East Boston later in the day. He’s then slated to embark on a three-day tour across Massachusetts to pitch his candidacy.
In some ways, the primary resembles nominating contests in 2018 that saw younger Democrats edge out veteran lawmakers. At 38, Kennedy is poised to pitch his candidacy as an opportunity for generational change in Washington….