Congressman Joe Kennedy III sets sights on Senate seat

BOSTON (WHDH) - Congressman Joseph Kennedy III is expected to enter the Senate race and is scheduled to formally make the announcement Saturday morning.

Sources close to the representative said he is ready to run and will announce his candidacy for Senate alongside his family at a breakfast in East Boston around 9 a.m.

Kennedy took a moment attending a church service in Framingham Friday night to talk about why he is jumping in the race.

“I’ve got strong beliefs about the challenges our Commonwealth confronts, our country confronts,” he said. “I want to take that case to the voters and I think regardless of what happens, forcing our country to try to do better and be bolder and be stronger, I think that’s a good thing.”

The congressman will be taking on incumbent Senator Edward Markey who welcomed the newcomer to the campaign trail at an event in Lawrence Thursday night.

 

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