Ed Markey

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A Defense of Court Packing

It was only a matter of time, really. Ever since Senate Republicans refused to hold a vote on Merrick Garland four years ago, progressives have argued that Democrats need to wrest back control of the Supreme Court by packing it full of liberal justices. By…

Ed Markey: ‘Disarm’ All Police Officers of ‘Weapons of War,’ Ban Tear Gas

Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) on Monday called to “disarm” all police officers of “weapons of war” and demanded a nationwide ban on various nonlethal forms of protection, including tear gas.…

Joe Kennedy Ends Decades of Family Victory in Massachusetts with Historic Election Loss

Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) suffered a historic loss Tuesday against incumbent Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) in the highly anticipated Senate primary race, marking the first loss for the family in a Massachusetts election since John F. Kennedy won his congressional race in 1946.…
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Ed Markey Defeats Challenger Joe Kennedy III in Massachusetts Senate Primary

Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-Mass.), the grandson of assassinated Senator Robert F. Kennedy, has conceded defeat to incumbent Sen. Edward Markey (D-Mass.) in the Massachusetts Democratic Senate primary late Tuesday. Polls closed around 8 p.m. EDT. With 43.99 percent of precincts reporting, Markey had 54.3…
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The Reinvention of Ed Markey

For the better part of a year, Senator Edward Markey was a legislator spiraling toward a forced retirement, a veteran progressive whose legacy in Massachusetts would soon be reduced to a footnote in the latest chapter of the Kennedy dynasty. Polls taken last fall showed…

Joe Kennedy Ad Flubs Name of Worcester, Massachusetts

A Sunday newspaper ad from the electrical workers’ union endorsing Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) in his bid for Senate botched the spelling of Worcester County, spelling it instead as it is famously mispronounced: “Worchester.”…

Sen. Ed Markey: ‘We Must Totally Dismantle ICE’

Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA) made renewed calls on Friday for amnesty for every illegal alien living in the United States and for abolishing enforcement of immigration laws.…

Nancy Pelosi Makes Last-Minute Endorsement of Joe Kennedy as Race Tightens

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced her endorsement on Thursday of Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D-MA) in his Senate primary race against incumbent Sen. Ed Markey (D-MA), who has served with Pelosi in Congress for over 30 years.…