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Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee chair Michael Bennet also comes out for Ed Markey to replace John Kerry:
Ed Markey has spent his career fighting for the people of Massachusetts. He has been a leader on some of the most important issues of our time and has repeatedly taken on the special interests in Washington. At a time when the country needs real leadership that looks out for the middle class, Ed Markey always remembers where he came from and will continue the hard work needed to turn our economy around. He is exactly the kind of leader Massachusetts needs in the US Senate.
Let’s see which potential rivals will go up against Markey’s $3 million in the bank, Kerry, and the DSCC. My guess: no one formidable.