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Massachusetts Teachers Association Endorses Ed Markey

July 28, 2020

It’s hard to pinpoint any disagreements on policy between the two Democratic candidates in the U.S. Senate race in Massachusetts, but the incumbent has landed a major endorsement from organized labor.

U.S. Senator Ed Markey, who is being primaried by U.S. Representative Joseph P. Kennedy III, got endorsed by the Massachusetts Teachers Association over the weekend.

“Now more than ever, we must elect leaders who will stand with us,” Massachusetts Teachers Association pPresident Merrie Najimy said, according to MSN.com. “Ed Markey has an incredible record of advocating for policies that help students, educators and our communities, and Massachusetts needs him in the U.S. Senate to keep up that fight.”

Markey touted his endorsements by various left-wing groups during his debate with Kennedy on Sunday, July 26, which drew this response from Kennedy:

“Senator, of course those organizations have endorsed you. They endorse incumbents. Almost all of them have endorsed me in every race that I’ve had, too.”

The Massachusetts Teachers Association, the state’s largest teachers union, has also endorsed U.S. Representative Richard Neal (D-Springfield) in his primary battle against Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse.

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