UPDATE MA-Sen: 3 Polls Confirm Sen. Ed Markey (D) Beating Rep. Joe Kennedy III (D) In The Primary

Some good news today out of Massachusetts courtesy of two news polls. First, Data For Progress:

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Second, the University of Massachusetts Lowell:

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Markey also picked up some big endorsements:

Former Vice President Al Gore on Tuesday endorsed Massachusetts Sen. Ed Markey, a fellow environmental champion embroiled in a U.S. Senate primary against challenger Rep. Joe Kennedy III.

Gore, Bill Clinton’s vice president and a longtime environmentalist, said in a video posted by the Markey campaign that the U.S. needs the leadership of his friend Markey “in the U.S. Senate now more than ever.”

“What this (COVID-19) pandemic and the climate crisis have in common is they reveal the horrible inequities in racial injustice and structural racism that has to be dealt with,” Gore said. “And solving the the climate crisis and creating all these jobs gives us the ideal opportunity to do that.”

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Plus, him and Elizabeth Warren are the dynamic duo:

Sens. Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are demanding the U.S. Food and Drug Administration provide all communications between the agency and the White House to determine whether the recent emergency use authorization of convalescent plasma treatment for coronavirus patients was politically motivated.
In a letter to the agency obtained by HuffPost on Tuesday, the Massachusetts Democrats called the FDA’s authorization decision “troubling,” given limited evidence of the treatment’s effectiveness on COVID-19 patients. The EUA allows for the distribution of convalescent plasma from people who have recovered from COVID-19 in the U.S. and for health care providers to administer it as appropriate to treat patients hospitalized who have or are suspected of having the disease.

“It is essential for public health that COVID-19 patients have access to effective vaccines and treatments as quickly as possible,” the senators wrote. “However, it is also critical that the FDA’s drug approval process ― which serves as the gold standard around the world ― is guided by science, not partisan or political whims. “

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