Kennedy scrambles to close gap in Massachusetts

Originally published on POLITICO By Stephanie Murray BOSTON — Just two years ago, Joe Kennedy’s star was so bright that he was asked to deliver the Democratic Party’s response to Donald Trump’s State of the Union speech. Now, if he can’t turn things around before Tuesday’s Massachusetts Senate primary, he’ll be out of politics. A … Continue reading Kennedy scrambles to close gap in Massachusetts

Women take the fight to Trump

Originally published on POLITICO By Elena Schneider Women are central, essential, crucial — pick your adjective —– to Joe Biden’s chances for winning in November. On Wednesday night, Democrats leaned hard into that political truth, and reminded Donald Trump that women will lead the charge to make him a one-term president. The star-studded convention night, … Continue reading Women take the fight to Trump

Markey, Kennedy spar in final debate ahead of Sept. 1 primary

Originally published by the Boston Globe By Victoria McGrane and Matt Stout In their final one-on-one meeting before next month’s primary, Senator Edward J. Markey and Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III delved repeatedly into the incumbent’s decades in Washington, with Markey clinging tightly to his record and Kennedy rarely missing the chance to jab at … Continue reading Markey, Kennedy spar in final debate ahead of Sept. 1 primary

‘A wide open race’: Dropout scrambles Democratic race to replace Kennedy

Originally published by WPRI By Ted Nesi FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) — The fierce Democratic primary battle to succeed Congressman Joe Kennedy shifted into a higher gear on Thursday, as one candidate dropped out to endorse a rival in an explicit effort to avoid splitting the progressive vote. David Cavell, an Obama administration alum and … Continue reading ‘A wide open race’: Dropout scrambles Democratic race to replace Kennedy

Joe Biden names Kamala Harris as his Democratic running mate

Originally published by the Financial Times By Lauren Fedor Democrat Joe Biden has named Kamala Harris as his vice-presidential running mate, making the senator from California the first African-American woman on a main US party’s presidential ticket. Ms Harris was one of the most experienced candidates on Mr Biden’s short list and the Democratic presidential … Continue reading Joe Biden names Kamala Harris as his Democratic running mate

WBUR: Whether Or Not Biden Picks Warren As His Running Mate, She Will Have Major Clout In Washington

As Joe Biden prepares to announce his running mate in the next few days, he's under a lot of pressure to pick a woman of color. Even so, Elizabeth Warren is believed to be among the top contenders and already exerting a big influence on Biden's campaign. The case for Warren begins with the most … Continue reading WBUR: Whether Or Not Biden Picks Warren As His Running Mate, She Will Have Major Clout In Washington