OTR: Does Kennedy have edge over Markey in 2020 election?


ED: THROUGH THE MAGIC OF THE
TELEPORTER, WE ARE BACK HERE IN
NEEDHAM FOR THE SUNDAY
ROUNDTABLE. JOINING US IS MARY ANNE MARSH
AND ROB GRAY. JANET: YOU JUST SAW THE
INTERVIEW WE DID WITH JOE
KENNEDY IN WASHINGTON, IS HE
RUNNING — IS IT — IS HE READY
TO RUN AGAINST MARKEY?>>VOTERS CLEARLY THINK HE IS. HE HAS A LEAD IN THE POLLS. THIS ELECTION IS ABOUT CHANGE. VOTERS ARE LOOKING FOR CHANGE. THEY WANT THE BEST PERSON WHO
CAN NOT ONLY TAKE ON TRUMPET
FIXED EVERYTHING HE HAS BROKEN
AND THAT’S A BIG ADVANTAGE FOR
JOE KENNEDY AMASS TH CONTRAST
YOU HEARD HIM MAKE IN YOUR INTERVIEW. HE’S BASICALLY SAYING TO ED
MARKEY, WE ARE WORKING ON THE
SAME PROBLEMS AND YOU’VE FED 40
YEARS TO FIX. WHY SHOULD YOU GET ANOTHER SIX
YEARS WHEN I’VE DONE SO MUCH IN
SIX? JANET: SHOULD HE BE MORE
ARTICULATE ABOUT THIS CUSTOMER
MARK>>IN ANY CAMPAIGN COME YOU
START BROUGHT IN MORE POSITIVE
AND HE WILL GET SHARPER AND
SHARPER. JANET: ARE YOU CONVINCED BY HIS
ARGUMENTS?>>I DON’T THINK HE SAID THAT
CLEARLY. I THINK HIS ARGUMENT IS A WORK
IN PROGRESS. THIS IS CHAPTER ONE OF THE
CAMPAIGN. A LOT OF THE CONTRAST WILL
PROBABLY COME IN ADVERTISING
BETWEEN HIM AND ED MARKEY BUT
HIS 1, 2, THR ARGUMENT SEEMED
A LITTLE BIT TO PRACTICE AND NOT
NATURAL. HE GOT BETTER AT THE END. ED: HE DID A COUPLE OF THOSE.>>IT’S THE SCRIPT IS A POSED —
AS OPPOSED TO SPEAKING FROM THE
HIP. JANET: ED: THEY BOTH HAVE
ROUGHLY $4 MILLION IN THE BANK. HOW DO YOU PREDICT THE SPENDING
WILL GO?>>THERE’S GOING TO BE A TON OF
IT, FIRST OF ALL. YOU WILL BE WELL NORTH OF $20
MILLION BETWEEN THESE TWO
CANDIDATES A THEN YOU ARE
LIKELY TO GET THIRD PARTIES
COMING IN. THAT’S THE WILDCARD IS WE DON’T
KNOW HOW MUCH THAT SPENDING WILL
BE. ED MARKEY IS WILDLY SWINGING
EVEN THOSE THE FIRST ROUND. HE IS THROWING EVERYTHING INTO
IT AND EXPENDING HIS ENERGY. JANE $20 MILLION? ED: IN A PRIMARY FIGHT?>>THE PRIMARY IS THE GENERAL
ELECTION. ELIZABETH WARREN AND SCOTT BROWN
WAS A $68 MILLION FIGHT. THE FLORIDA SENATE RACE, $200
MILLION. IF THIS GOES T HALLWAY, $100
MILLION.>>IF HE CAN KEEP BRINGING IT
END. WE LOOK AT $4 MILLION AND IT’S
NOT A BIG AMOUNT TO HAVE IN THE
BANK ACCOUNT. HE WILL CALL ON OUTSIDE
INTERESTS. JANET: THAT LEADS ME TO MY NEXT
QUESTION. HIS FATHER, THE FORMER
CONGRESSMAN JOSEPH KENNEDY’S
SECOND HAS NEARLY $3 MILLION IN
THE BAG SO HOW LIKELY IS IT THAT
MONEY WILL SERVICE IN THIS RUN? HE DOESN’T NEED HIS FATHER’S
MONEY BUT IF ITS SURFACE, IT
WOULD BE AN INDEPENDENT
EXPENDITURE. JANET: DO YOU THINK IT WILL
HAPPEN?>>I HAVE NO IDEA.>>MY ADVICE WOULD BE TO KEEP IT
OUT BECAUSE HE DOESN’T WANT IT
TO BE A G — HE DOESN’T WANT
HIS RACE TO BE ABOUT THE
KENNEDYS AGAINST MARKEY. ED LET THE NEXT ISSUE IS
ENDORSEMENTS. ELIZABETH WARREN HAS STILL
ENDORSED SENATOR MARKEY. CAN YOU SEE HER CHANGING HER
MIND? NO SHE ENDORSED HIM SEVEN
MONTHS BEFORE JOE KENNEDY GOT
INTO THE RACE WILL STOP IN A
PRESIDENTIAL CAMPAIGN, PEOPLE
WANT TO KNOW YOU KEEP YOUR WORD
AND THEY CAN TRUST YOU. SHE’S GOT TO STAND BY HER
ENDORSEMENT BUT SHE GOES OUT
ROOM — OUT OF HER WAY TO SAY
NICE THINGS ABOUT JOE KENNEDY. THIS IS PROBABLY ONE OF THE
WEAKEST ENDORSEMENTS OUT THERE. I AGREE SHE WILL STAND BY IT BUT
SHE AND HER WORST ED MARKEY BUT
IT’S AS THIN AS THE PAPER IT’S
PRINTED ON. SHE WILL NOT PUT HER
ORGANIZATION TO WORK FOR HIM OR
GO STAND IN FRONT OF THE
CAMERAS. SHE IS PLAYING IT BOTH WAYS.>>SHE’S RUNNING FOR PRESIDENT,
WHY WOULD YOU GET INVOLVED? JANET: THERE ARE T OTHER
DECLARED CANDIDATES. DO YOU THINK THEY WILL B
SIGNIFICANT FACTORS IN HIS RACE? WILL THEY EVEN STAY IN?>>BEFORE KENNEDY GOT IN, MAYBE
THEY WERE SUPPORTING ACTORS AND
NOW THEY HAVE BEEN RELEGATED T
THE BIT PLAYERS AND WILL BE IN
THE RACE FOR ELONG. JANET: DO YOU AGREE? I WAS AT THE CONVENTION LAST
SATURD. THERE WAS A LITTLE ATTENTION BUT
NOBODY REALLY PAID ANY ATTENTION
TO THEM. ED SHOULD JOE KENNEDY WHEN THIS
SENATE RACE, IT WILL OPE UP A
WHOLE, WHO WILL MOVE IN THERE?>>DEB GOLDBERG IS A REFILED AND
EXPLORING THAT. JESSE IMELT IS EXPLORING THAT. JANET: ANY REPUBLICANS WILL JOIN
THIS RACE?>>I DOUBT IT.

Maurice Vega

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