Markey, 73, joined the Senate in a 2013 special election before winning a full term the following year. The 38-year-old Kennedy, a grandson of late senator and attorney general Robert F. Kennedy, was first elected to the House in 2012.
The endorsement seemed to be personal for Ocasio-Cortez, who received early support from Markey for her ambitious proposals to address the specter of climate change.
"When I first got to Congress and we started to discuss big bold plans, a solution on the scale of the crisis, many members shied away," Ocasio-Cortez said in a video released on ...
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