Congressman Kennedy to receive endorsement from Senator Lesser

Hampden County

SPRINGFIELD, Mass (WWLP) – State Senator Eric Lesser endorsed Congressman Joseph Kennedy III Friday afternoon in his campaign for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination against incumbent Edward Markey.

According to a news release sent to 22News, after Kennedy received Lesser’s endorsement he toured Union Station at 2:30 p.m. and then hosted a meet and greet at the Student Prince Cafe and Fort Restaurant at 3:30 p.m.

Kennedy is challenging incumbent U.S. Senator Ed Markey for his Senate seat in 2020. He was joined on Friday by Longmeadow State Senator Eric Lesser. Kennedy spoke with 22News about the importance of connecting large Massachusetts cities together.

“As Boston is overflowing a bursting the way you alleviate some of the pressure there, from housing, from infrastructure is to link communities from around the region together,” said Kennedy. “And making sure that you craft policies that look at that synergy.”

Later Friday night Kennedy will visit the Irish Cultural Center of Western New England.

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