Kennedy outpaces Markey in Q4 fundraising

Kennedy outpaces Markey in Q4 fundraising
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Senate hopeful Rep. Joe KennedyJoseph (Joe) Patrick KennedyThe Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Airbnb - Senate overcomes hurdles, passes massive coronavirus bill How campaigns are adapting to coronavirus The Hill's Campaign Report: Three states holding primaries despite coronavirus MORE (D-Mass.) outpaced Sen. Ed MarkeyEdward (Ed) John MarkeyHillicon Valley: Twitter says Chinese official's virus disinformation doesn't violate rules | Hackers target WHO | Senators urge agencies to stop coronavirus robocalls Senators urge FCC, DOJ to combat coronavirus robocalls Democrats fume over GOP coronavirus bill: 'Totally inadequate' MORE's (D-Mass.) fundraising in the last quarter of 2019, according to the latest Federal Election Commission filings. 

Kennedy, who is challenging Markey in the state's Democratic primary, raised $2.3 million in the fourth quarter and ended 2019 with $5.5 million cash on hand. 

Markey brought in $1.4 million in the same period and rounded out last year with $4.6 million cash on hand. 

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Kennedy announced last year that he is challenging Markey in the state's Democratic Senate primary. The two candidates define themselves as progressives and align on a number of issues, including "Medicare for All" and Markey's "Green New Deal." 

Kennedy, the grandson of former Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, is basing his campaign on his call for generational change in Washington as he faces Markey, who has the backing of the Democratic establishment in Congress.