Ed Markey prevailed today over Joseph Kennedy III in the Democratic Party primary in Massachussets, all but securing another term in the U.S. Senate and putting the Kennedy dynasty's political cachet to the torch. Kennedy, endorsed by Nancy Pelosi, is the first of his line to be thusly defeated in Massachussets. Markey, on the other hand, now becomes a progressive legend.
Suffolk District Attorney Rachael Rollins, speaking at that event, praised Markey's ability to communicate with generations of progressive politicians. And she didn't mince words while talking about his challenger, who she suspects was trying to avoid a run against U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley for the next open Senate seat.
"This is a colossal waste of our time as Democrats, we're going to come down to the mat to have a Democrat beat a Democrat and then, you know, bodies strewn across Massachusetts," Rollins told reporters. "I've said this to (Kennedy) — I think it's selfish, and it's with respect to him wanting to look at what he wants in the future."