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Dover Lawyer Announces Massachusetts U.S. Senate Run As Republican

February 19, 2020

Another Republican has announced he is running for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts.

Kevin O’Connor, a 58-year-old lawyer from Dover, posted a video to his YouTube page announcing his run.

In the video, O’Connor, who has never held elected office, touts himself as a political outsider who will focus on infrastructure and public education. He says he supports limiting U.S. senators to two terms.

The video, which runs 2 minutes 20 seconds, features frequent jump cuts from multiple angles with background music, and appears professionally produced.

Almost immediately, O’Connor earned the backing of Peter Tedeschi, a Republican who ran for the U.S. House of Representatives in Massachusetts’s Ninth Congressional District (which includes the South Shore and Cape Cod) in 2018.

On his Facebook page, Tedeschi wrote, “As we talked about during my run, it is time for a change in Washington.

I encourage you to take a look. I am confident Kevin will earn your support.”

O’Connor is the second Republican to announce he is running for the seat. The other is Shiva Ayyadurai, who ran as an independent in 2018.

The winner of the Republican primary will face off against the winner of the Democratic primary in the general election. U.S. Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III is primarying incumbent U.S. Senator Ed Markey on the Democratic side.

The state primaries in Massachusetts are set for September 1. The general election is November 3.

Kevin O’Connor, Republican candidate for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts in 2020.

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