Warren gets caught in Senate primary crossfire

BOSTON — When Elizabeth Warren needed a glowing introduction to her speech at the 2016 Democratic National Convention, her former law school student, Rep. Joe Kennedy III, was there to provide it. When she needed someone to introduce her to the teeming crowd when she launched her presidential campaign earlier this year, Kennedy once again was the choice.Yet as Kennedy embarks on the biggest race of his career, a primary challenge to Sen. Ed Markey next year, Warren won’t be returning the favor. In a contest that will force the Massachusetts political class to choose sides, Warren has endorsed Markey.The awkwardness is hard to miss.In standing by her Senate colleague, Warren is lining up with much of the state’s Democratic establishment. Markey, who has served in Congress since the 1970s, has the backing of the majority of the congressional delegation and the state Legislature. Few of them are anxious to

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