Kennedy aims to take Markey’s senate seat in the Mass. Democratic primary held today
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. (WLNE) – Democratic primaries were taking place across Massachusetts on Tuesday.
One of the big races to watch was the U.S. Senate contest with Sen. Ed Markey looking to stave off Rep. Joe Kennedy from taking his seat.
Rep. Kennedy made several stops, including Campbell School in New Bedford.
Incumbent Sen. Markey was leading Kennedy by double-digits and had the backing of well-known progressives outside the state like Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
“I think the only poll that matters is the one we’re going to see tonight,” Rep. Kennedy said.
Kennedy came out in-person and made the rounds before polls closed to talk to voters one last time before they made a final decision.
Markey had a high approval rating with Democrats in the state; especially with young voters.
“I’m criss-crossing the state, just urging people to get out and vote,” Sen. Markey said. “Today is a day where Massachusetts gets to lead. Massachusetts gets to send a signal, a message to the rest of the country. Justice is on the ballot today.”
Polls were open until 8 p.m.