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Joe Kennedy III to announce bid for congressional seat held by retiring Rep. Frank
Washington Post ^ | 02/15/12

Posted on 02/15/2012 2:30:34 PM PST by MissesBush

BOSTON — Joseph Kennedy III is formally jumping into the race for the Massachusetts congressional seat now held by retiring U.S. Rep. Barney Frank.

A member of the campaign who requested anonymity so as not to preempt the candidate’s announcement tells The Associated Press the Democrat is expected to make the announcement Thursday.

Kennedy recently moved from Cambridge to Brookline, part of the state’s newly redrawn 4th Congressional District.

Kennedy is the son of former U.S. Rep. Joseph Kennedy II and a grandson of the late Robert F. Kennedy. The family has deep ties to the Boston suburb.

Kennedy announced last month he was forming an exploratory committee to look at a possible run for the seat.

At least two other Democrats and two Republicans are considering runs.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: barneyfrank; kennedy; kennedyseat; kingofthednc; macd4; theentitledone
Will we ever be done with the Kennedy scourge? There's something wrong with a family with so many people in it who have nothing better to do than to always run for office. So you can better if the latest Kennedy spawn wins the Congressional seat, he'll then get grandiose ideas about running for the Senate, then for president. And of course he'll probably turn out to be a drunk, an addict and or a womanizer. Can't this family find something else to do instead of spending generations trading on that blighted name?
1 posted on 02/15/2012 2:30:48 PM PST by MissesBush
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To: MissesBush

One ranger follows another.


2 posted on 02/15/2012 2:32:45 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Anti-Bubba182

Line up the shot glasses another commie drunk in the running


3 posted on 02/15/2012 2:35:57 PM PST by ronnie raygun (V)
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To: MissesBush
Another “Brave” Kennedy moves to and runs for office in a safe Rat infested district.

This Country would have been a lot better off if Nixon had won in 1960 in spite of his scruples.

4 posted on 02/15/2012 2:36:55 PM PST by DAC21
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To: MissesBush

Like urban blight or any dreaded disease, we can never get rid of the Kennedy’s.

NEVER.


5 posted on 02/15/2012 2:37:25 PM PST by onyx (SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC, DONATE MONTHLY. If you want on Sarah Palin's Ping List, let me know.)
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To: MissesBush

Figures that Joe Kennedy III wants Barney Frank’s seat.


6 posted on 02/15/2012 2:39:04 PM PST by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: MissesBush

So, how will this lame brain’s life end — aircraft blow up/crash, ski into a tree, drug overdose, suicide, murder? Track record for Kennedy males not good. Hey Trey, stay out of the political/celebrity spotlight and live.


7 posted on 02/15/2012 2:39:30 PM PST by twister881
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To: MissesBush

Free Contraceptives for all Kennedys!


8 posted on 02/15/2012 2:39:42 PM PST by Freedom_Is_Not_Free
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9 posted on 02/15/2012 2:41:13 PM PST by DJ MacWoW (America! The wolves are here! What will you do?)
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To: MissesBush

Nancy to Nincompoop — it has a ring to it!


10 posted on 02/15/2012 2:42:27 PM PST by Rinnwald
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To: Freedom_Is_Not_Free
Free Contraceptives for all Kennedys!

Kennedys...The Kudzu of American Politics (maybe a defoliant?)

11 posted on 02/15/2012 2:43:08 PM PST by twister881
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To: MissesBush

The Kennedys: can’t drive, can’t fly, can’t ski, can’t pilot a PT boat, but THEY know what’s best for us.


12 posted on 02/15/2012 2:43:41 PM PST by Old Sarge (RIP FReeper Skyraider (1930-2011) - You Are Missed)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

I thought Barney Frank’s seat had been pronounced an official

.....HAZ-MAT AREA


13 posted on 02/15/2012 2:43:45 PM PST by maine yankee (I got my Governor at 'Marden's')
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To: MissesBush

I don’t know if he’s qualified to fill the Kennedy shoes - has he raped anyone yet?


14 posted on 02/15/2012 2:45:07 PM PST by PGR88
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To: MissesBush
Question for our Massachusetts Freeper friends -

Has any of that Kennedy magic dissipated over the years? One would think that any voter under the age of 35 could not care less about the mystique of the Kennedy name.

15 posted on 02/15/2012 2:46:39 PM PST by TexasNative2000 (Jimmy Carter's incompetence + Richard Nixon's paranoia = Barack Obama)
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To: twister881
Kennedys...The Kudzu of American Politics (maybe a defoliant?)

I love this! Brilliant. Post of the day award if I have any say over it.

16 posted on 02/15/2012 2:47:41 PM PST by MissesBush (Raising taxes on an economy in a death spiral is like taking up smoking when you have emphysema)
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To: Old Sarge
The Kennedys: can’t drive, can’t fly, can’t ski, can’t pilot a PT boat, but THEY know what’s best for us.

I read something similar to that once.....where was it?

17 posted on 02/15/2012 2:47:41 PM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: MissesBush

I guess the trust fund is about empty...............


18 posted on 02/15/2012 2:48:53 PM PST by Red Badger (If you are unemployed long enough, you are no longer unemployed.)
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To: ronnie raygun

And the people of Mass just keep on giving these jokers their votes. Ugh!


19 posted on 02/15/2012 2:53:48 PM PST by baileybat
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To: Anti-Bubba182

I’d be a little nervous taking “Barney’s seat”. Wonder how much it will cost him? n/s


20 posted on 02/15/2012 2:58:17 PM PST by cameraeye (A happy kaffir!)
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To: twister881

“Kennedys...The Kudzu of American Politics.”

Oh, man! You hit that right on the head!


21 posted on 02/15/2012 2:58:17 PM PST by ought-six ( Multiculturalism is national suicide, and political correctness is the cyanide capsule.)
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To: MissesBush
Joseph Kennedy III is formally jumping into the race for the Massachusetts congressional seat now held by retiring U.S. Rep. Barney Frank.

Does Joe have a lisp that is winnable?

22 posted on 02/15/2012 3:00:04 PM PST by EGPWS (Trust in God, question everyone else)
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To: MissesBush
If the fools in this district are vapid and evil enough to elect a homosexual criminal like Barney Frank to office a dozen times, they are more than capable of electing another Kennedy buffoon to Congress.

Is it possible to get a divorce from these morons? I don't want them as countrymen any more...

23 posted on 02/15/2012 3:00:54 PM PST by Gritty (We recognize no Sovereign but God and no King but Jesus! - Major Pitcairn, Battle of Lexington, 1775)
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To: MissesBush

Dear Massachusetts,

Thanks for taking the heat off us for a while as the most hated state in the union!

Signed,

California


24 posted on 02/15/2012 3:14:06 PM PST by Blue Ink
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To: MissesBush

State representative Ruth Balser;[15]
state senator Mike Rodrigues;[10]
former state representative James Segel;[16]
David Simas, a former policy adviser to Governor Deval Patrick;[17]
state senator James Timilty;[10] and
state representative James Vallee,[10]
may also seek the Democratic nomination


25 posted on 02/15/2012 3:22:39 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (and I will go to southern Maine to campaign against MITT.)
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To: MissesBush
And of course he'll probably turn out to be a drunk, an addict and or a womanizer.

I believe that he will be all three. Perhaps, he will add degenerate gambler and make it four.

26 posted on 02/15/2012 3:28:52 PM PST by Buddy Sorrell (It's Algebra, Uncle Fletcher.)
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To: MissesBush

Just when we thought we'd be subjected to no more smirky, smarmy Kennedys along comes this fool.

27 posted on 02/15/2012 3:28:52 PM PST by IbJensen ("The heart of the wise inclines to the right")
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To: IbJensen

Cousins should not marry.


28 posted on 02/15/2012 3:29:43 PM PST by Anti-Bubba182
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To: MissesBush
I wonder if maybe old Joe Kennedy's bootleg fortune is running a little low since Teddy died. If they can get another Kennedy elected to federal office, it would insure a steady flow of graft funds for the family coffers.
Just a thought.
29 posted on 02/15/2012 3:35:59 PM PST by Tupelo ( 2012 TEA PARTYER but no longer a Republican)
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To: IbJensen

Put him out in the sun and watch his skin catch fire.

Freakin Ginger.


30 posted on 02/15/2012 3:42:45 PM PST by Vermont Lt (I just don't like anything about the President. And I don't think he's a nice guy.)
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To: MissesBush

I’m sure Barney will be solidly behind Kennedy.


31 posted on 02/15/2012 3:45:17 PM PST by WorkingClassFilth (I'm for Churchill in 1940!)
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To: Vermont Lt

Dead on; he doesn’t have Jack’s looks or charisma. I’m so happy we don’t have any Kennedy’s anymore, I can’t believe anyone wants to bring that back.


32 posted on 02/15/2012 3:52:21 PM PST by MrKatykelly
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To: MissesBush

33 posted on 02/15/2012 3:54:12 PM PST by pogo101
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Just what Mass needs, another pro-death Kennedy to tarnish the memory of JFK, who was pro-life.


34 posted on 02/15/2012 3:54:12 PM PST by NKP_Vet (creep.)
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To: Blue Ink

LOL! At least we Californians only put a Kennedy-IN-LAW into state office. :P


35 posted on 02/15/2012 3:57:35 PM PST by pogo101
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To: MissesBush

Maybe George Kennedy should run for office just to restore some degree of dignity to the Kennedy name. If that’s even possible.


36 posted on 02/15/2012 3:57:55 PM PST by drypowder
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

That was disgusting. Cleverly hilarious, but disgusting.


37 posted on 02/15/2012 4:00:29 PM PST by Mr. Lucky
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To: MissesBush
Passing-the-baton alert.

Bwahahaha!

38 posted on 02/15/2012 4:08:20 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (religion + guns = liberty)
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To: TexasNative2000

I don’t know if the “magic” has dissipated but the money has had to. Old Joe Kennedy may have had a few hundred millin but he has a few hundred descendents all of whom want part of the wealth. Even though its undoubtedly tied up in nontaxable trusts, the division of it has had to have had an impact. So what else to do? Take the proven money-making route of going into politics. It does wonders, money-wise, for people who cannot do anything else.


39 posted on 02/15/2012 4:12:48 PM PST by laconic
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To: campaignPete R-CT; DAC21

politics1 and Green Papers have Marty Farren, Paul Heroux, Jules Levine, and Herb Robinson running on the Democrat side; Sean Bielat and Elizabeth Childs on the Republican.

Frank beat Bielat 54-43 in ‘10; it’s not a safe seat necessarily although you’d have to say Democrat favored.

The lines are slightly different in ‘12. I had taken a look at it some time ago.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2815856


40 posted on 02/15/2012 4:21:08 PM PST by scrabblehack
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To: MissesBush

Another priapic drunk in the great Kennedy tradition.


41 posted on 02/15/2012 4:29:34 PM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: MissesBush
another useless eater rears it's ugly head...
42 posted on 02/15/2012 4:36:28 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: twister881
more like the STD of American politics...
43 posted on 02/15/2012 4:39:13 PM PST by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: MissesBush; Revolting cat!

Might want to wipe that seat before you sit down.


44 posted on 02/15/2012 4:50:04 PM PST by a fool in paradise (If Obama brings troops home from Japan and Germany he can claim he won WWII finally as well as Iraq.)
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To: scrabblehack

bad link

lines are radically different, I would say.
I was trying to find what happened to the town of Norfolk which was Bielat’s home town ... now out of district I think. Bielat could now list his home as Brookline, I have read.

Marty Farren, Paul Heroux, Jules Levine, and Herb Robinson are all minor candidates, if I have my facts straight. There might be a challenge to JKIII in the primary from the legislative crowd that sees him as an outsider & novice. One of those legislators I listed.


45 posted on 02/15/2012 7:29:28 PM PST by campaignPete R-CT (and I went to southern Maine to campaign against MITT.)
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To: campaignPete R-CT

Try this one:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/2815856/posts?page=8#8

Norfolk is still in the 4th.

See
http://www.malegislature.gov/Images/ProposedRedistrictingMaps/18.jpg (best viewed with Firefox - it’s a little blurry with Explorer and Chrome)

There’s a google earth file on the site also.


46 posted on 02/15/2012 8:07:28 PM PST by scrabblehack
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To: a fool in paradise

NEWS FROM THE FUTURE: Another Kennedy dies tragically, after acquiring an HIV virus infection at his Congressional office.


47 posted on 02/15/2012 8:10:47 PM PST by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: MissesBush

as a friend once noted, the kennedy family is like cockroaches - they multiply incessently. one dies and 10 take his place. fortunately darwin was correct, so each generation inherits the stupidity of the last, and in fact becomes dumber and less competent.


48 posted on 02/16/2012 3:22:02 PM PST by KingofZion
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To: MissesBush

as a friend once noted, the kennedy family is like cockroaches - they multiply incessently. one dies and 10 take his place. fortunately darwin was correct, so each generation inherits the stupidity of the last, and in fact becomes dumber and less competent.


49 posted on 02/16/2012 3:22:07 PM PST by KingofZion
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To: MissesBush

as a friend once noted, the kennedy family is like cockroaches - they multiply incessently. one dies and 10 take his place. fortunately darwin was correct, so each generation inherits the stupidity of the last, and in fact becomes dumber and less competent.


50 posted on 02/16/2012 3:22:08 PM PST by KingofZion
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