It's been a week of Massachusetts senators taking center stage, with Sen. Elizabeth Warren making a previously unannounced appearance at the National Indian Women Honor Luncheon in Washington, D.C., and Sen. Ed Markey joining forces with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez to introduce the Green New Deal. Meanwhile, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is pushing for a quick vote to put Democrats on-the-record about the Markey-AOC proposal as it gains criticism from the right, hesitancy from the center, and praise from the left.

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To discuss how these local leaders are shaping the beginning of the 2020 race, Jim Braude was joined by former Republican candidate for Senate Beth Lindstrom and former Democratic candidate for Massachusetts’ 3rd district Steve Kerrigan.