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Al Gore Endorses Ed Markey In Video

August 27, 2020

Former Vice President Al Gore doesn’t want to see U.S. Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III in the United States Senate next year.

Instead, he wants to see incumbent Senator Ed Markey keep the seat. The Markey campaign put out a video earlier this week in which Gore endorses him in the Democratic primary over Kennedy.

Gore, 72, said that the current situation in the United States means that the country needs Markey, 74, “in the U.S. Senate now more than ever.”

“What this pandemic and the climate crisis have in common is they reveal the horrible inequities in racial injustice and structural racism that has to be dealt with,” Gore said. “And solving the the climate crisis and creating all these jobs gives us the ideal opportunity to do that.”

Gore served with Markey in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1977 to 1985, when Gore took a seat in the U.S. Senate. Gore served as vice president of the United States from 1993 to 2001.

Markey has served in Congress since November 2, 1976. He was elected to the U.S. Senate in June 2013.

 

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