U.S. Sen. Edward J. Markey, a perennial Capitol Hill legislator who won what was described as the country’s highest-profile Democratic primary, faces a challenge from political newcomer Kevin O’Connor, R-Dover, on Nov. 3.
Markey, 74, of Malden, defeated U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III of Newton in September’s well-followed primary.
O’Connor, a 58-year-old lawyer, defeated Shiva Ayyadurai of Belmont in the Republican primary.
Every state elects two U.S. senators for staggered six-year terms. Senators represent the entire state.
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