The Politico news site ran a story yesterday quoting a key consultant as saying that Sen. Ed Markey’s (D-MA) seat is “there for the taking.” References were made to Rep. Ayanna Pressley’s (D-Boston) upset victory over then-Rep. Mike Capuano (D-Somerville) in the 2018 election with the idea that the Massachusetts extreme activists would now turn on Sen. Markey.
They reference an early June Suffolk University/Boston Globe survey as a source showing that Sen. Markey could be vulnerable. His name ID and approval are actually a bit low for an incumbent who has been in elective office consecutively since 1973 when adding his time in the state legislature and both houses of Congress. And, he polls only 44% on the original ballot test. But, his two opponents post support figures of just 5% apiece. While there may be some cracks in Sen. Markey’s political armor, it is quite a stretch to declare that he is in danger of losing next year’s statewide Democratic primary.
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