House Speaker Nancy Pelosi endorses Joe Kennedy in race against Ed Markey

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is endorsing Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III in his primary challenge to incumbent Senator Edward J. Markey, a boost for the challenger in what polls suggest is a neck-and-neck race.

“Never before have the times demanded we elect courageous leaders as today, and that is why I am proud to endorse Joe Kennedy for Senate,” Pelosi, who served more than a quarter century with Markey in the House, said in a video announcing her support for the 39-year-old challenger.

Pelosi credited Kennedy with helping flip the House to Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections by campaigning “across America,” and said that Kennedy “knows that to achieve progressive change, you must be on the front lines, leading movements of people.”




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