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All that matters in 90 seconds. The Massachusetts Democratic Party announced Monday it plans to cancel the 2020 state nominating convention because of the COVID-19 pandemic and will give Senator Ed Markey the state party's endorsement going into the September 1 primary. The party also agreed that Joe Kennedy III would reach the 15% threshold necessary to appear on the ballot. "While it is unfortunate that the current circumstances do not allow for our annual gathering of Democrats, this is the right decision for the Party to make," Gus Bickford, Massachusetts Democratic Party chair, said in a statement. He added that "while these changes require that we not hold a convention this year, they do not mean that Democratic activism has slowed." Full story

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