There's no good reason for Joe Kennedy to primary Ed Markey

This is everything that's wrong with the Democratic Party

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There is no end in sight for the coronavirus pandemic in the U.S., but the death march of politics grinds on. One lesser-known race is the upcoming Massachusetts Senate primary on September 1, where Democratic Rep. Joe Kennedy III is running a primary challenge against incumbent Senator Ed Markey — one of the most reliable liberals in the chamber, particularly on climate change.

Polling has been scarce in the race, but so far it seems Kennedy has a sizable lead, probably thanks to unparalleled name recognition and his quiet but deep support among big donors and the party establishment. It's a maddening example of everything that is wrong with the Democratic Party.

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