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Beto O’Rourke Unable To Get Joe Kennedy III Over the Finish Line

September 4, 2020

U.S. Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III testifies at a hearing on a transgender bill. (New Boston Post file photo by Kara Bettis)

Former U.S. Representative Beto O’Rourke, a Democrat who lost his Texas U.S. Senate race against Republican Ted Cruz in 2018 and his 2020 presidential bid, threw his hat behind U.S. Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III the weekend before the September 1 primary.

O’Rourke tweeted out an endorsement of Kennedy in the Massachusetts. U.S. Senate Democratic primary featuring Senator Ed Markey, who went on to win.

“I’ve known Joe Kennedy as a friend, as a colleague in Congress and as a champion for the values we’re most proud of as Democrats. But it’s the times I’ve seen him in Texas that have made the biggest impression on me, and why I proudly endorse him for U.S. Senate,” O’Rourke tweeted.