Memorable clashes and defining remarks in local debate history.
US Senate, 1962
Ted Kennedy vs. Edward McCormack
Memorable Line: On the question of his qualifications, McCormack jabbed his finger toward the inexperienced Kennedy and said that if his opponents name were Edward Moore, his candidacy would be a joke. But nobodys laughing because his name is not Edward Moore. Its Edward Moore Kennedy.
Significance: Riding home with aides and listening to caller after caller on the radio complain about McCormacks attack on the young Kennedy, McCormack finally said, Turn it off, the race is over.