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Pelosi Endorses Joe Kennedy in Primary Against Incumbent Senator

Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.) scored a major endorsement in his bid to unseat Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.)

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) called on voters to choose Kennedy, in a video released by the congressmans campaign on Thursday.

“Never before have the times demanded we elect courageous leaders as today. And thats why Im proud to endorse Joe Kennedy for Senate,” Pelosi said.

“In 2018, when we took back the House, Joe campaigned across America to make that victory possible. He knows that to achieve progressive change, you must be on the front lines, leading movements of people.

She did not mention Markey in the ad.

Kennedy told supporters in a separate clip that he is “so grateful” to Pelosi for the endorsement.

“I am honored, I am touched, I am thrilled for a public servant that I admire so deeply, to have earned her support in this race,” he said.

Markeys campaign didnt respond to a request for comment.

Voters will choose between Kennedy, 39, and Markey, 74, on Sept. 1. Political handicappers rate the seat solid Democratic, meaning the winner in the primary will likely secure the position.

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Sen. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) leaves the U.S. Capitol after the Senate impeachment trial of President Donald Trump was adjourned for the day in Washington on Jan. 29, 2020. (Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

Both candidates have racked up endorsements, highlighting how either one could win.

Markey touts on his website how hes supported by 100 former federal and state government officials, educators, and advocates, as well as groups including MoveOn, the Sierra Club, and the Progressive Democrats of America.

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