U.S. Sen. Edward Markey and U.S. Rep. Richard Neal have won their primaries by large margins against U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III and Holyoke Mayor Alex Morse, respectively.
iBerkshires.Com reports the progressive senator had been down in the polls earlier this summer and there had been speculation the storied Kennedy name would aid in putting the 4th Mass District representative into the Senate chamber.
Each racked up a long list of endorsements, with the younger Kennedy getting a late boost from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi while Markey had been backed from the start by rising star U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez.
But Kennedy's bid fell short, making him the first in the Massachusetts dynasty to lose a race here.