BOSTON (WHDH) - Former Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy III announced in a tweet on Friday that he will be joining CNN as a commentator.

“Excited to join the CNN team,” the 40-year-old Democrat wrote on Twitter.

Kennedy, who recently finished an eight-year career in Congress, joined Wolf Blitzer to discuss the path ahead on COVID relief in America.

Sen. Edward Markey defeated Kennedy last summer in a hard-fought Democratic primary.

It marked the first time a Kennedy lost a race for Congress in Massachusetts.

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