Sen. Ed Markey won Tuesday's Democratic Senate primary in Massachusetts, defeating Rep. Joseph Kennedy III.
This is the first time a Kennedy has lost a Massachusetts political race. The results are still being tallied, but when Markey was ahead by 10 points, Kennedy called and conceded the race, a Kennedy campaign official told The New York Times.
Markey, 74, was first elected to Congress in 1976. He was backed in the primary by young progressives like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), who lauded him for co-sponsoring the Green New Deal. Kennedy, 39, is the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, and had the support of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.).