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Senate race 'down to the wire'; Markey, Kennedy III to face off Monday in debate

May 31, 2020 - Boston Herald

The spotlight was just swinging back onto the race between U.S. Sen. Ed Markey and U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III when the coronavirus hit.

Nearly three months and a statewide shutdown later, the incumbent senator and his U.S. rep challenger will face off at 7 p.m. Monday in their first debate since February as they attempt to draw attention back to a marquee showdown now playing out against the backdrop of a pandemic.

Kennedy's early polling lead has largely evaporated now. The debat...