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AOC Tests Clout Against Pelosi, Kennedy Name in Massachusetts Primary

  • Massachusetts is latest battle between Democratic Party wings
  • Primary puts twist on progressives versus old-guard struggle

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and outspoken progressive Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez put their political clout to the test in a Massachusetts Democratic primary Tuesday that flips the usual battle lines between the party’s establishment and left wings.

Adding to the drama in Massachusetts, the challenge by Representative Joe Kennedy to incumbent Senator Ed Markey invokes the mystique of a family name long and proudly associated with political power in the state.