U.S. Senate candidate Kevin O’Connor visits local police departments

Hampden County

WEST SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – The election is right around the corner and U.S. Senate candidates for Massachusetts continue on the campaign trail.

Kevin O’Connor, the Republican candidate running for Senate, was here in western Massachusetts Saturday to meet with local law enforcement.

O’Connor is running against Senator Ed Markey in the November election. The Dover attorney told 22News he stopped by the West Springfield Police Department to show his support of the officers.

“I’ve backed the cops 110 percent,” O’Connor said. “I’m a law candidate, a law and order candidate and I love the officers endlessly. I’m disappointed about Senator Markey’s anti-cop tweets and other statements.”

Senator Markey was scheduled to speak at the Springfield Post Office Saturday morning but canceled the event. His office told 22News he went to Washington following the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Markey opposes nomination of a successor until after Election Day.

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