JUST IN: Ed Markey Defeats Joe Kennedy III in MA Senate Race, First Primary Loss for a Kennedy in 26 Elections

Incumbent Sen. Ed Markey (right) defeats his 2020 Democratic Senate primary challenger, Rep. Joe Kennedy III (left). Photo credit: Darren McCollester, Getty Images.

Incumbent Sen. Ed Markey defeated Rep. Joe Kennedy III in the Massachusetts Democratic Senate primary, an unprecedented political loss for a member of the Kennedy clan in their home state.

According to the Associated Press, Markey was declared the winner with roughly 43% of precincts reporting, though Markey had amassed a solid 10% lead with many of the areas of the state favorable to him still yet to report.

BREAKING: Edward Markey wins Democratic nomination for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts primary election. #APracecall at 10:30 p.m. EDT. #Election2020 #MAprimary https://t.co/lGfinjTqT4


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