Date: September 02, 2020
“Ed Markey has won!
The brutal Senate Democratic primary battle between U.S. Sen. Edward Markey and U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III came down to the wire Tuesday, with the rivals pounding the pavement and pressing the flesh through sunset as uncertainty over the vote count in the state’s first major election of the coronavirus pandemic loomed large.
On the Republican side, attorney Kevin O’Connor claimed victory over Shiva Ayyadurai at about 10 p.m. as results continued to come in.
Kennedy, down in the polls ahead of primary day and carrying the weight of not just his political future but also the family dynasty on his shoulders, kept adding stops to an already-packed schedule as he tried to pull out the win against the incumbent senator.