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Joe Kennedy III Exploring Congressional Bid for Barney Frank's Seat

Joseph Kennedy III is taking the first steps toward a run for retiring Rep. Barney Frank's seat in Massachusetts.The 31-year-old Kennedy said Thursday he is forming an exploratory committee and is resigning his prosecutor's job in Middlesex County outside Boston. He is the son of former Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II and a grandson of the late Robert F. Kennedy.The Kennedy family has seen its influence in Washington fade in recent years as its younger generations have largely shunned public office.The death of Sen. Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts in 2009 left a void for the family. The retirement of Rep. Patrick Kennedy of Rhode Island last year marked the first time in 63 years that there was not a Kennedy serving in elected office in Washington....

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    The Kennedy family's return to power rests on the shoulders of a 31-year-old lawyer and former Peace Corps volunteer who has never campaigned for public office. Jose...

  2. Joe Kennedy Creates Controversy Over ‘Cheap Oil’ Comments

    Massachusetts Congressional Candidate Sean Bielat on the comments by Joe Kennedy III that it’s time to end the cycle that allows cheap oil.

  3. 'Why not live truthfully?': NBA's Jason Collins comes out, prompted in part by Boston bombings

    Last summer, NBA veteran Jason Collins considered joining an old Stanford college roommate, U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy III, at Boston's gay pride parade.Collins eventu...

  4. Joe Kennedy III campaigns in Massachusetts

    Former prosecutor announces candidacy for Congress

  5. Mass. Congressman Kennedy on gay NBA player: 'I'm so proud to call him a friend'

    Jason Collins may have shocked the sports world Monday by becoming the first active player in one of four major U.S. professional sports to come out as gay, but he d...

  6. NBA veteran center Jason Collins joins US Rep. Joe Kennedy to march in Boston gay pride parade

    NBA veteran Jason Collins has marched in Boston's gay pride parade with Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy III, his onetime roommate at Stanford University.Collin...

  7. Appearing at charity function, Brady talks about new teammates

    With favorite target Wes Welker now in Denver after a contract squabble with the Patriots, Tom Brady is using the offseason to get used to new slot receiver Danny Am...

  8. NBA veteran center Jason Collins comes out as gay in Sports Illustrated article

    With the simplest of sentences, NBA veteran Jason Collins set aside years of worry and silence to become the first active player in one of four major U.S. profession...

  9. Ex-US Rep. Joe Kennedy mourns death of Chavez

    Former U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy II offered his prayers Tuesday to the family of late Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, saying he cared deeply about the poor and help...

  10. Itsy bitsy spider goes up the voting machine, causes malfunction, delays count in Mass. town

    It wasn't hanging chads or voter fraud that delayed the vote count in one Massachusetts town — it was a spider.Rehoboth (ruh-HOH'-buth) Town Clerk Kathleen Conti say...

  11. Kennedy Grandson Decides Against Run for Congress

    BOSTON  -- Joseph P. Kennedy III, the son of a former congressman and the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, said Sunday he had decided against running for the U.S. Hous...

  12. Newest Kennedy candidate drawn into debate in closing weeks of bid for Frank's seat

    The newest member of the Kennedy family to enter politics appears well positioned to win a congressional seat for Democrats in Massachusetts, but not before at least...

  1. Robert Kennedy's 32-year-old grandson wins House race to replace Barney Frank

    The dream lives on for another Kennedy. Joseph Kennedy III, the 32-year-old grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, carried the family torch to victory Tuesday when he beat h...

  2. Kennedy Grandson Decides Against Run for Congress

    BOSTON  -- Joseph P. Kennedy III, the son of a former congressman and the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, said Sunday he had decided against running for the U.S. Hous...

  3. Joe Kennedy III wins Massachusetts congressional primary

    Joseph Kennedy III, the first of his famous political family's generation to seek elective office, defeated two little-known Democrats in Thursday's primary in Massa...

  4. Massachusetts Election Could Signal Beginning of Post-Kennedy Era

    Massachusetts may have entered the post-Kennedy era last week.The Kennedy dynasty had been a continuous presence in the U.S. Senate and/or White House since 1953. Me...

  5. Robert Kennedy's Grandson Considering House Run

    BOSTON -- A top Massachusetts Democrat said Saturday that one of Robert F. Kennedy's grandsons is considering carrying on the family's vaunted political tradition by...

  6. Massachusetts Rep. Delahunt Won't Seek Re-Election

    WASHINGTON -- Massachusetts Rep. William Delahunt will not run for re-election, the seven-term Democrat said Thursday night, a decision he said was not political as ...

  7. Joseph Kennedy III announcing bid for Congress

    Joseph Kennedy III is formally jumping into the race for the Massachusetts congressional seat now held by retiring U.S. Rep. Barney Frank . The Democrat's campaign s...

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