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Source: Younger Kennedy weighs US House run
Boston Herald ^ | 2/27/10 | Boston Herald

Posted on 02/27/2010 1:49:11 PM PST by raccoonradio

A top Massachusetts Democrat says one of Robert F. Kennedy’s grandsons is considering running for the U.S. House of Representatives.

Joseph P. Kennedy III is one of the twin sons of former Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II.

The source, who demanded anonymity to speak about private conversations with the father and son, says the younger Kennedy is considering running if Rep. William Delahunt decides against seeking re-election.

Delahunt has been criticized lately for his handling of a 1986 shooting in Braintree by a woman now accused of killing three colleagues at an Alabama university.

Delahunt’s district includes Cape Cod, where the Kennedy family has a compound, and Barnstable County, where Joseph Kennedy III works as a prosecutor. The 29-year-old is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: 2010midterms; amybishop; billdelahunt; doyouknowhoiam; joekennedy; kennedyfamily; kennedys; ma2010; williamdelahunt
But...but, you HAVE to elect him! He's a Kennedy for God's sake! Carrot Top
1 posted on 02/27/2010 1:49:11 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Please, sterilize this family.


2 posted on 02/27/2010 1:50:24 PM PST by chris37
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To: raccoonradio

Oh dear, where did I put that Kennedy voodoo doll?


3 posted on 02/27/2010 1:50:42 PM PST by Bahbah (Only dead fish go with the flow)
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To: raccoonradio

Just say, “NO!” America has had enough Kennedys. It’s time to stop the insanity.


4 posted on 02/27/2010 1:51:20 PM PST by FlingWingFlyer ("Suitcase Jake" RIP 02-25-10. You were one of a kind good buddy!)
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To: chris37

It looks like the Kennedy gene pool is down to some lint and a few scabs found in the filter.


5 posted on 02/27/2010 1:51:54 PM PST by shelterguy
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To: raccoonradio

Too late...the chain has been broken.

Camelot is now CamelNot.


6 posted on 02/27/2010 1:52:17 PM PST by LostInBayport (2010 - The Second American Revolution. The first shot was fired 1/19/2010 -- here in Massachusetts!)
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To: LostInBayport
Let's hope so!

Future Congressman Conan O'Brien Joe Kennedy III?


7 posted on 02/27/2010 1:53:30 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

from the Politico
Glenn Thrush: Will Joe Kennedy III replace Delahunt?
February 15, 2010

Will Joe Kennedy III replace Delahunt?

It may not be a Kennedy-less 112th Congress after all ...

Two Democratic operatives with New England connections tell me that local party officials are trying to broker an endorse-and-retire deal between 29-year-old old Joe Kennedy III, son of former Rep. Joe II and grandson of Bobby and Ethel Kennedy, and Rep. William Delahunt (D-Mass.).

Nothing has been decided, and the move is still in the discussion stage, the operatives say. Plus there are several other Democrats are said to have eyes on the South Shore and Cape Cod seat, including Plymouth Democrat Therese Murray, president of the Massachusetts State Senate.

But Kennedy III, a red-headed Harvard law grad and a Barnstable County prosecutor, has been raising his profile at local Democratic events in recent months and the retirement of cousin Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) has created an additional incentive, sources say.

As my POLITICO colleague David Catanese reports, Joe III is only one among a handful of Kennedy kids mulling over careers in the family business.

Delahunt, one of the GOP’s biggest targets in the Northeast, has given every indication that he’s thinking long and hard about a career change.

“Every election cycle, I take my time, I think it through, and I think, not about whether I can win or lose, but: ‘Am I in a position to make a difference?’’’ the Quincy Democrat said in a telephone interview with the Globe during the weekend. “Can I achieve what I want to achieve outside of public life?

Several Republicans, emboldened by the Scott Brown shocker, are gunning for Delahunt.


8 posted on 02/27/2010 1:56:37 PM PST by raccoonradio
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Geeze, just when you thought they were done.


9 posted on 02/27/2010 1:58:50 PM PST by ladyvet (WOLVERINES!!!!!)
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To: raccoonradio

Uh, Barnstable county IS Cape Cod...


10 posted on 02/27/2010 2:00:20 PM PST by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Oh please, save us oh great Kennedys!


11 posted on 02/27/2010 2:01:41 PM PST by Doc Savage (SOBAMP!)
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To: chris37

Just think, if Crook county IL hadn’t stolen the election for JFK, probably none of this would have happened.


12 posted on 02/27/2010 2:03:21 PM PST by FrdmLvr ("The people will believe what the media tells them they believe." Orwell)
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To: raccoonradio

Oh God! And I was sooooo looking forward to January 2011 when for the first time in my life time a Kennedy would not be in office in Washington.


13 posted on 02/27/2010 2:04:19 PM PST by Non-Sequitur
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To: raccoonradio
I think he looks like a Jim Courier...


14 posted on 02/27/2010 2:07:19 PM PST by raybbr
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To: raccoonradio

OMG, can we ever be free of the blight of a Kennedy being in Congress?


15 posted on 02/27/2010 2:17:26 PM PST by MissesBush
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To: FrdmLvr

Yes, time lines and events associated with them are fascinating. If only one factor had been different, then perhaps history itself would change.

Considering this, perhaps it is time to employ a...

16 posted on 02/27/2010 2:28:26 PM PST by chris37
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To: raccoonradio

I’m buying futures in the Scotch market. If they’re breeding again, it ought to really start popping in about a year!


17 posted on 02/27/2010 2:30:49 PM PST by mapmaker77
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To: raybbr

He looks like Astley. America, don’t let the Kennedys rickroll us any more.


18 posted on 02/27/2010 2:32:02 PM PST by Rastus
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To: raccoonradio

I’m pretty sure they are O-VAH.


19 posted on 02/27/2010 2:39:18 PM PST by T Minus Four (I already have a Savior. It's a President I'm looking for.)
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To: raybbr

I think he looks like a traffic cone.....


20 posted on 02/27/2010 3:25:34 PM PST by Squantos (Be polite. Be professional. But have a plan to kill everyone you meet)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

“Just say, “NO!” America has had enough Kennedys. It’s time to stop the insanity”

No more Kennedys is right. Teddy did enough damage to our country without adding more of them.


21 posted on 02/27/2010 3:29:51 PM PST by Jennikins (It matters not what we want, as we are being ruled, not governed.)
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