Grandson Of Wire Act Author In Tight Senate Race In Massachusetts

  • Democratic Congressman Joseph Kennedy III trailing in Senate primary
  • Grandfather Robert F. Kennedy authored problematic Wire Act of 1961
  • Kennedy and opponent, Senator Ed Markey, have mixed records on gambling

The grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, the author of the 1961 U.S. Wire Act that continues to bedevil the gambling industry, is in the fight of his political life in Massachusetts.

Democratic voters will go to the polls on Tuesday to decide if Congressman Joseph Kennedy III, 39, or incumbent Senator Edward Markey, 74, will be the party’s Senate nominee on the November 3 ballot.

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