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Feinstein secures $20M to prevent Tijuana’s sewage water from reaching US

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Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., has secured nearly $20 million to fund measures that help California prevent millions of gallons of Tijuana’s raw sewage from flowing into San Diego, according to a Wednesday report.

The preventive measures were laid out in three Senate funding bills which appropriate $19.5 million for the EPA to address the sewage flows, direct the secretary of state to create a plan that addresses their impact, and directs U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to submit a report on its efforts to protect its agents from the flows, the San Diego Union-Tribune reported.

San Diego County has been dealing with raw sewage flows from Tijuana for decades. Last year, a pipe across the border in Mexico broke, causing millions of gallons of sewage to flow into the Tijuana River and, eventually, the Pacific Ocean, impacting California coastal areas.

“It’s absolutely outrageous and unacceptable,” Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina told reporters last December. “The biggest issues that we’re concerned about is this happens again and again and then the Mexican government doesn’t notify anybody. They sort of cover it up and they notify us at the last minute and then our kids are at risk of swimming in sewage.”

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Imperial Beach, located just across the border from Mexico, sued the federal government last year, claiming its failure to stop the flows was a violation of the Clean Water Act.

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“More concrete action must be taken to stop this decades-long problem,” Feinstein said in a statement. “Raw sewage overflows and other pollution from Mexico along the Tijuana River that jeopardize human health are unacceptable.”

Fox News’ Travis Fedschun contributed to this report.

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Rudy Giuliani blasts Cory Booker after NJ Democrat blasts him for ‘despicable’ behavior: ‘Newark is doing fabulous’

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Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani blasted U.S. Sen. Cory Booker on Tuesday night, after the New Jersey Democrat attacked him as “despicable” for his work as President Trump’s personal attorney.

“The guy was a terrible mayor,” Giuliani said, noting Booker was formerly mayor of Newark, the crime- and poverty-ridden largest city in the Garden State.

“I was the mayor of a city and I turned it around,” Giuliani said. “He was a mayor of a city and they had more crime when he left than when he came in.”

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During the same appearance on Fox News’ “The Ingraham Angle,” Giuliani also dismissed Booker’s apparent eagerness to question him at any potential Senate hearing regarding Trump administration actions.

In a recent CNN interview, Booker told “AC360” host Anderson Cooper he would “savor the opportunity” to interrogate Giuliani.

“I would — and especially if it’s done publicly,” he said.

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“I know Rudy Giuliani is from New York — very close to Broadway — he loves the theatrics. His behavior has been despicable, and the lies and half-truths and the deception that he’s been doing at the direction of this president and beyond is unbecoming.”

On “The Ingraham Angle,” Giuliani scoffed at the idea he should be anxious to have Booker question him.

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“Gee, I don’t know if I can handle it — he’s a really tough guy — he really scares me,” Giuliani said sarcastically. “Newark is doing fabulous.”

Earlier in the interview, Giuliani also responded to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham considering inviting him to testify before that committee to detail his allegations about former Vice President Joe Biden and his dealings with Ukraine.

Giuliani said he has to “weigh” the decision with Trump and other people involved.

“It’s not a unitary decision,” he said.

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Some inside government ‘hell-bent on destroying this president,’ Hogan Gidley says

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Some figures inside the federal government are determined to undermine President Trump and remove him from office, according to White House Deputy Press Secretary Hogan Gidley.

The fierce opposition to Trump holding office came long before he was even sworn in, Gidley said Friday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”

“The fact is, Donald Trump has done nothing wrong and the Democrats know it — and also, he deserves due process just like any American citizen would,” he said.

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“The Democrats can’t void that simply because they hate him so much or because they want to overturn the election of 2016.”

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Gidley pointed to protests against then-candidate Trump and said the current outcry against the president is nothing new.

“They wanted him out before he was actually sworn in,” he said.

“It’s very clear that there are people inside the government hell-bent on destroying this president and taking him down — they try it every single day.”

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Gidley also said the Democrats appear to have suddenly pivoted from the most important topic being gun control or immigration to the impeachment inquiry.

“All they can see is hatred for this president — blood red, trying to attack him.”

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Rep. Joe Kennedy III announces Massachusetts Senate primary challenge against Ed Markey

Rep. Joe Kennedy III, D-Mass., announced Saturday that he will mount a primary challenge to Sen. Ed Markey, D-Mass., next year.

The 38-year-old Kennedy — the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy – formally announced his candidacy at a community center in Boston after weeks of rumors that he was mulling entering the race.

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“Donald Trump has forced a long overdue reckoning in America, and how we respond will say everything about who we are,” Kennedy told supporters. “We have to take on the broken system that gave rise to him in the first place — the outdated structures and old rules, the everyday oppressions and injustices that hold our people back.”

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Democratic U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III, D-Mass., waves to supporters as he arrives in East Boston to announce his candidacy for the Senate Saturday. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)

Should Kennedy win, he would be the fourth Kennedy to serve in the Senate, joining his grandfather and his great-uncles John F. Kennedy, the 35th president, and Edward Kennedy. Edward Kennedy was the last member of the prestigious political family to run for Senate, winning election in 1962.

The challenge to Markey, 73, is likely to leave local Democrats, including 2020 presidential hopeful and fellow Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., with a difficult choice of who to back.

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., has already endorsed Markey, with whom she has worked closely on the Green New Deal resolution introduced in Congress earlier this year.

“Ed Markey is a proud and strong progressive champion for working families — not just in Massachusetts but across the country,” she said last week.

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Sen. Ed Markey addresses delegates during the 2019 Massachusetts Democratic Party Convention in Springfield. (AP Photo/Jessica Hill, File)

Markey, who joined thousands of young climate change activists who rallied in Boston on Friday as part of a global, youth-led day of environmental action, has the backing of many environmental activists. One of those groups — Environment Massachusetts — has vowed to raise $5 million to help Markey win re-election.

Kennedy positioned himself as a more pragmatic Democrat when he was first elected to Congress in 2012, but has since adopted a series of left-wing stances. He has backed impeachment proceedings against President Trump, “Medicare-for-all” and the Green New Deal. In 2018, Kennedy gave the Democratic response to Trump’s State of the Union address.

Despite the blue-on-blue challenge, Kennedy has not yet moved to criticize Markey.

“Senator Markey is a good man,” he said. “This is going to be a tough race.”

But Markey responded on Saturday by challenging Kennedy, along with other primary opponents, to a debate on how to respond to the question of climate change — an issue he has been advocating on for decades. He proposed it be held in November.

“I was very disappointed at the Democratic National Committee’s refusal to hold a debate on climate change for our presidential candidates,” Markey said in a video message. “So today I’m challenging Congressman Joe Kennedy, Shannon Liss-Riordan and Steve Pemberton to a climate change debate, and to do it very soon.”

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“For the next generation, we can’t wait,” he said.

Liss-Riordan, a workers’ rights lawyer, and Pemberton, a former senior executive at Walgreens, are also challenging Markey.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Carrie Severino: NY Times’ failed Kavanaugh smear latest unprecedented attack on independent judiciary

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The blowup over the New York Times’ latest smear of Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh is even bigger than the continued character assassination against a good man who’s been a faithful public servant for a quarter-century. It’s part of an unprecedented attack by liberal politicians, media and others on the independent judiciary.

Over the weekend, New York Times reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly, breathlessly revealed a new allegation in the paper’s Opinion section based on their book on Kavanaugh.

The justice had, they claimed, engaged in an act of sexual misconduct at a party when he was an undergraduate at Yale.

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They neglected to mention in their article that the purported victim denied any knowledge of the incident to her friends and that their only direct source for the story was a former lawyer for the Clintons who himself would not confirm the story.

It is rare for a newspaper to issue a major substantive correction.  It is practically unheard of for a newspaper to do what the New York Times was forced to do by Monday afternoon: admit that an article’s authors had omitted facts that were not only pertinent to the article’s subject but almost flatly contradicted the thrust of the article itself.

Unfortunately, this incident is only the latest of a litany of Kavanaugh accusations that have been roundly debunked.

Deborah Ramirez, who accused Kavanaugh of similar misconduct at a college party, admitted that she only discovered her memory of the incident after “assessing her memories” for almost a week alongside an attorney provided by Kavanaugh’s Democrat opponents.

Julie Swetnick’s accusations—that Kavanaugh and his friends had engaged in unreported serial gang rape—were so roundly discredited that even Swetnick appeared to back off of them in a television appearance.

And Christine Blasey Ford, whose testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee was watched by millions of Americans, told a story that has been rebutted by every single person she herself named as witnesses to it.  Even her longtime friend and Kavanaugh opponent Leland Keyser, who endured months of pressure and intimidation by Ford’s friends and allies, told the FBI that she did not believe Ford’s story.

What is it about Brett Kavanaugh that leaves the left and its press allies so willing to play fast and loose with the truth?  The answer lies in how the left views the role of the judiciary and the Supreme Court.

Conservatives and most Americans view the role of judges as calling balls and strikes—saying what the law is, and not what they think the law should be.  This, incidentally, was the system that the Framers of our Constitution intended.

The left, though, sees things differently.  For the better part of a century, the left has used the courts to enact radical policy changes that could never make it through the democratically accountable branches of government.

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From the growth of the administrative state, to individual “rights” found nowhere in the Constitution, to heightened protections for criminals, the left has used the federal judiciary to achieve, through the raw exertion of judicial power, what it could never achieve through democratic politics.

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Now, with the Trump administration’s historic successes in appointing conservative judges to every level of the federal judiciary—the sorts of judges who will interpret the Constitution as written—the left fears losing its most powerful weapon, and entering a new era where they will have to, for once, fairly compete on the merit of their ideas

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In this light, judges like Kavanaugh are not mere nominees, to be assessed on their merits and the facts and either confirmed or rejected.  They are existential threats to political order the left is trying to bring about.  Judges like Kavanaugh are to be engaged and destroyed.

Until that attitude changes, we can, unfortunately, expect more of the same fake news for each and every new judge and justice nominated by this administration.

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Pelosi, Schumer to Trump: Gun control must include background checks

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Congressional Democratic leaders warned President Trump on Sunday that any proposal on gun control must include a House-passed bill to expand background checks for gun purchases — or else risk no legislation at all.

In a joint statement, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer said they spoke Sunday morning by phone with Trump, who planned to announce as soon as this week what measures he supported.

Pelosi, D-Calif., and Schumer, D-N.Y., said they made clear that any proposal lacking the House legislation “will not get the job done” by leaving dangerous loopholes.

“We know that to save as many lives as possible, the Senate must pass this bill and the president must sign it,” they said.

A White House spokesman, Judd Deere, confirmed that Trump spoke with the Democratic leaders at their request and indicated to them a desire to find a “bipartisan legislative solution” but made no commitments.

“The conversation was cordial,” Deere said. “The president reiterated his commitment for his administration to continue work on these issues.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., has declined to hold a vote on the bill, which was approved by the Democratic-controlled House in February. He says it’s not clear the Senate would be able to pass the legislation or that Trump would sign it into law.

The bill would expand background checks to cover private sales such as one that allowed a Texas shooting suspect to purchase his weapon before killing seven people last month.

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Trump and White House aides have discussed a number of gun-control measures with members of Congress, including steps to go after fraudulent buyers, notify state and local law enforcement when a potential buyer fails a background check, issue state-level emergency risk protection orders, boost mental health assistance and speed up executions for those found guilty of committing mass shootings.

Pelosi and Schumer said they promised Trump that if he endorses the House legislation on background checks and gets McConnell to act on it, they would join the president “for a historic signing ceremony at the Rose Garden.” Their call with Trump, which took place shortly after 11 a.m., lasted about 10 minutes, according to a Democratic aide.

“We will not stop until these bills are passed and our children’s lives are safe,” the Democratic leaders said.

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After a summer of devastating mass shootings, Congress has struggled to reach agreement on legislation to curb gun violence as Trump pledged to protect the Second Amendment and wavered on what kind of bill he wants the lawmakers to send for his signature.

But while the president has waffled publicly on expanded background checks, he has directed his staff to continue to work with lawmakers — including Republican Sen. Pat Toomey of Pennsylvania and Democratic Sens. Chris Murphy of Connecticut and Joe Manchin of West Virginia — to try to hash out an agreement he can support.

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Feinstein to host fundraiser for Biden, in another apparent snub of fellow Californian Kamala Harris

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BFFs in D.C.? Apparently not U.S. Sens. Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris of California.

According to reports, Feinstein, the senior senator from the Golden State, will throw a fundraiser next month for Democratic 2020 presidential frontrunner Joe Biden — and not for Harris, another White House contender whose poll numbers suggest she could probably use some high-profile help.

Feinstein and husband Richard Blum will co-host the Biden event Oct. 3 in San Francisco, according to a copy of the invitation obtained by CNBC. Feinstein first gave her backing to Biden in January, months before the former vice president made his campaign official in April.

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“My candidate would be Joe Biden,” Feinstein told CNBC back then. “I watched him as vice president. I’ve seen him operate. I’ve seen him perform and I think he brings a level of experience and seniority, which I think is really important.”

The early evening reception will be the first that Feinstein hosts for Biden in the 2020 election, CNBC reported. Her husband has already participated in several fundraising events for Biden, who campaigned for Feinstein in 2018, when she was re-elected by a landslide.

Feinstein has repeatedly faced questions about why she prefers Biden — who was her Senate colleague for nearly two decades — over Harris, her home state’s junior senator.

Harris and Biden famously butted heads during Democratic presidential debate earlier this year when Harris challenged Biden’s stance decades ago on the issue of desegregation school busing when he was a U.S. senator from Delaware.

“She’s brand-new here,” Feinstein told the Los Angeles Times about Harris in January when asked if she would support a Harris run for the White House. “It takes a little bit of time to get to know somebody.”

She also told the Washington Examiner in May when Biden was chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee he made her the “first woman” to serve on the panel.

“I love Kamala, I appreciate her,” Feinstein said, “but that’s what I’m going to do. I feel very loyal to him.”

Ticket prices begin at $1,000 and cap out at $2,800 per person for the October event. Several other hosts will join Feinstein and Blum on the stage, including Denise Bauer, a former ambassador to Belgium, the emailed invitation said. Feinstein and Blum are not listed as hosts for a fundraising lunch to be held in nearby Palo Alto, Calif., earlier that day.

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Harris, who previously served as California’s attorney general — and was district attorney of San Francisco, where Feinstein was once the mayor — was elected to the Senate in 2016. In 2004, Feinstein said she would not have endorsed Harris for San Francisco district attorney if she had known Harris wouldn’t seek the death penalty for a gang member who killed a police officer, the Washington Examiner reported.

Fox News’ Brie Stimson contributed to this report.

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Jason Chaffetz: Gillibrand dropping out of 2020 race a ‘realistic’ decision

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The decision by Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., to exit the 2020 presidential race is beneficial to New York state and realistic for the lawmaker, according to Jason Chaffetz.

Gillibrand’s decision shows her campaign failed to gain traction, Chaffetz claimed Wednesday on “The Five.”

“It’s a realistic viewpoint,” he said. “She never caught on, didn’t have a message that resonated.”

“She can blame a lot of things — it just did not work. I think it’s better for her and New York and everybody else.”

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The New Yorker, who first joined the Senate after Hillary Clinton was nominated secretary of state by then-President Barack Obama, thanked her supporters on social media.

“Thank you from the bottom of my heart,” Gillibrand wrote.

“Now let’s go beat Donald Trump and win back the Senate.”

Adding to Chaffetz’s reaction, host Dana Perino claimed some political observers in the state were beginning to express serious doubts about Gillibrand’s presidential viability.

“There were people in New York starting to say, ‘Excuse me, you know you’re not going to become president, why don’t you focus on being here at home?'” Perino said.

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In a separate video on Twitter, Gillibrand said she nonetheless wanted to win the party’s nomination. “But it’s important to know when it’s not your time and to know how you can best serve your community and country.”

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She added, “I believe I can best serve by helping unite us to beat Donald Trump in 2020.”

Prior to becoming senator, the 52-year-old was a Democratic U.S. congresswoman from an upstate district.

Fox News’ Andrew O’Reilly contributed to this report.

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Joe Kennedy III considers 2020 Senate primary challenge against Markey

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Democratic Rep. Joe Kennedy III is considering a 2020 Senate primary challenge against Massachusetts Sen. Edward Markey — which could pit a longtime, well-known Democratic lawmaker against a scion of one of the nation’s most famous political families.

Kennedy, the son of former Rep. Joseph Kennedy II, D-Mass., and grandson of Robert F. Kennedy — the former U.S. senator from New York who served as attorney general in his brother John’s administration — wrote on Facebook on Monday that he is not mulling the decision “lightly,” but wanted to share his thoughts with his supporters.

“Over the past few weeks I’ve begun to consider a run for the U.S. Senate,” Kennedy said. “This isn’t a decision I’m approaching lightly and — to be completely candid — I wasn’t expecting to share my thoughts so soon. Family is my first consideration with any big decision like this,” he said.

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“I haven’t reached a decision yet — that’s the truth. I’m thinking about what I have to offer Massachusetts voters, what is most important in this political moment, and what kind of party Democrats need to be building for the future,” he continued in the Facebook post.

In addition, the 38-year-old lawmaker said he has been humbled by the encouragement of supporters, but remarked that some people have advised him to wait his turn.

“Our system has been letting down a lot of people for a long time, and we can’t fix it if we don’t challenge it,” he said.

“I’ve got some ideas on how to do that. And I don’t think our democratic process promises anyone a turn. What it does promise is the chance for anyone to earn it — if we think we have something to offer and are willing to put ourselves and our ideas out there.”

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His potential opponent, Markey, has been active in Massachusetts politics for decades — previously serving as a U.S. congressman from the Boston area for more than three decades.

Markey, 73, won his Senate seat in a 2013 special election held after then-Sen. John Kerry resigned after being nominated by ex-President Barack Obama to serve as secretary of state.

More recently, Markey has been a vocal proponent of climate change legislation. Earlier this year, he co-authored the Green New Deal with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.

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For his part, Kennedy was recently given the prominent role of offering the minority rebuttal to President Trump’s State of the Union.

In his 2018 speech, the lawmaker called Trump a “bully” and claimed Russia was “knee-deep in our democracy.”

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“Bullies may land a punch. They might leave a mark. But they have never, not once, in the history of our United States, managed to match the strength and spirit of a people united in defense of their future,” Kennedy said.

Following a report earlier this month that Kennedy has been mulling a bid for the seat, Markey’s campaign told The New York Times that he still plans to run for re-election, regardless of what Kennedy decides.

“Ed is not going anywhere,” Markey adviser Paul Tencher said. “He’s going to run, and he’s going to run no matter who is in this race.”

In July, Politico reported the existence of a Massachusetts telephone poll of a hypothetical Markey-Kennedy race. A “Jump in, Joe!” group of Kennedy supporters later launched a website and a Facebook group.

“He has energy, courage, integrity, and progressive ideas,” the website for the group said. “The United States Senate needs a bench of proactive, progressive leaders to counter the divisive tactics of Senator Mitch McConnell and his Republican Party. We believe the United States Senate needs Joe Kennedy III.”

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In Massachusetts’ U.S. Senate elections of late, both incumbents have won handily over their Republican opponents.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., won 60 percent of the vote against her 2018 Republican challenger, State Rep. Geoff Diehl.

One year after winning the special election to succeed Kerry’s appointed replacement, former Sen. Mo Cowan, D-Mass., Markey defeated Hopkinton, Mass. lawmaker Brian Herr by a similar margin in 2014.

Fox News’ Molly Line, Alex Pappas and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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Joe Kennedy III considers 2020 Senate primary challenge against Markey

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Democratic Rep. Joe Kennedy III is considering a 2020 Senate primary challenge against Massachusetts Sen. Edward Markey — which could pit a longtime, well-known Democratic lawmaker against a scion of one of the nation’s most famous political families.

Kennedy, the son of former Rep. Joseph Kennedy II, D-Mass., and grandson of Robert F. Kennedy — the former U.S. senator from New York who served as attorney general in his brother John’s administration — wrote on Facebook on Monday that he is not mulling the decision “lightly,” but wanted to share his thoughts with his supporters.

“Over the past few weeks I’ve begun to consider a run for the U.S. Senate,” Kennedy said. “This isn’t a decision I’m approaching lightly and — to be completely candid — I wasn’t expecting to share my thoughts so soon. Family is my first consideration with any big decision like this,” he said.

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“I haven’t reached a decision yet — that’s the truth. I’m thinking about what I have to offer Massachusetts voters, what is most important in this political moment, and what kind of party Democrats need to be building for the future,” he continued in the Facebook post.

In addition, the 38-year-old lawmaker said he has been humbled by the encouragement of supporters, but remarked that some people have advised him to wait his turn.

“Our system has been letting down a lot of people for a long time, and we can’t fix it if we don’t challenge it,” he said.

“I’ve got some ideas on how to do that. And I don’t think our democratic process promises anyone a turn. What it does promise is the chance for anyone to earn it — if we think we have something to offer and are willing to put ourselves and our ideas out there.”

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His potential opponent, Markey, has been active in Massachusetts politics for decades — previously serving as a U.S. congressman from the Boston area for more than three decades.

Markey, 73, won his Senate seat in a 2013 special election held after then-Sen. John Kerry resigned after being nominated by ex-President Barack Obama to serve as secretary of state.

More recently, Markey has been a vocal proponent of climate change legislation. Earlier this year, he co-authored the Green New Deal with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y.

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For his part, Kennedy was recently given the prominent role of offering the minority rebuttal to President Trump’s State of the Union.

In his 2018 speech, the lawmaker called Trump a “bully” and claimed Russia was “knee-deep in our democracy.”

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“Bullies may land a punch. They might leave a mark. But they have never, not once, in the history of our United States, managed to match the strength and spirit of a people united in defense of their future,” Kennedy said.

Following a report earlier this month that Kennedy has been mulling a bid for the seat, Markey’s campaign told The New York Times that he still plans to run for re-election, regardless of what Kennedy decides.

“Ed is not going anywhere,” Markey adviser Paul Tencher said. “He’s going to run, and he’s going to run no matter who is in this race.”

In July, Politico reported the existence of a Massachusetts telephone poll of a hypothetical Markey-Kennedy race. A “Jump in, Joe!” group of Kennedy supporters later launched a website and a Facebook group.

“He has energy, courage, integrity, and progressive ideas,” the website for the group said. “The United States Senate needs a bench of proactive, progressive leaders to counter the divisive tactics of Senator Mitch McConnell and his Republican Party. We believe the United States Senate needs Joe Kennedy III.”

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In Massachusetts’ U.S. Senate elections of late, both incumbents have won handily over their Republican opponents.

Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., won 60 percent of the vote against her 2018 Republican challenger, State Rep. Geoff Diehl.

One year after winning the special election to succeed Kerry’s appointed replacement, former Sen. Mo Cowan, D-Mass., Markey defeated Hopkinton, Mass. lawmaker Brian Herr by a similar margin in 2014.

Fox News’ Molly Line, Alex Pappas and the Associated Press contributed to this report.

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