Misspelling in Joe Kennedy ad prompts responses from paper, union

Misspelling in Joe Kennedy ad prompts responses from paper, union
FILE - In this June 26, 2018, file photo, Rep. Joe Kennedy, D-Mass., speaks in front of the Supreme Court in Washington.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

WORCESTER, Mass. — A local union in greater Boston is claiming that the Worcester Telegram & Gazette apologized after an ad supporting Rep. Joe Kennedy III’s candidacy for U.S. Senate incorrectly spelled the City of Worcester’s name as ‘Worchester.’

Local 103 IBEW, a local electricians and technicians union, is the organization that paid for the pro-Kennedy ad. And while they said that the Worcester Telegram & Gazette apologized for the ad, the paper tweeted out on Monday that they were not at fault for the misspelling.

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The paper pointed to the union for the error, saying that Local 103 IBEW provided the artwork for the advertisement, including the misspelling.

John Walsh, the campaign manager for Sen. Ed Markey, the incumbent senator who Kennedy is running against in Massachusetts’ Democratic Primary, took to Twitter Sunday morning to post about the ad and its errant spelling.

Massachusetts’ Democratic Primary for one of the state’s U.S. Senate seats will be held on Tuesday, September 1.