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October 21, 2012

Max Cleland, Inspired by Bobby Kennedy, Looks to Young Joe

Max Cleland, Inspired by Bobby Kennedy, Looks to Young Joe

Joe Kennedy, the Democratic candidate for Massachusetts' 4th district, former Sen. Max Cleland and Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren appear at a rally at Laborers Hall in Hopkinton, Mass. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

HOPKINTON, Mass. — Former Sen. Max Cleland (D-Ga.) told the story here on Saturday of how he came to politics. It began with an undergraduate, floundering at Stetson University, who came upon a picture of fellow students meeting then-Attorney General Robert Kennedy.

As Cleland, a triple-amputee Vietnam War veteran who served in the Senate from 1997 to 2003, spoke about the spark of inspiration that photo lit in his mind, Kennedy’s grandson, Congressional candidate Joe Kennedy III, stood behind him.

Cleland, 70, on a tour of events in support of Democratic Senate nominee Elizabeth Warren, took a few minutes to reflect on the meaning of Kennedy, 32, introducing him. And then he gave the candidate, running for the open seat in the 4th district, his endorsement.

“Hearing Joe talk about public service, I wouldn’t be here at all without some of his forebearers,” he told a rapt audience. Full story

September 6, 2012

Massachusetts: Joe Kennedy III Wins Primary

Massachusetts: Joe Kennedy III Wins Primary

(Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)

Attorney Joe Kennedy III tonight won the Democratic primary in Massachusetts’ 4th district. He easily dispatched his two opponents and is very likely to become the next Congressman representing the comfortably Democratic seat now held by retiring Rep. Barney Frank (D).

Full story

June 10, 2012

Massachusetts: New Super PAC Might Help Richard Tisei

Massachusetts: New Super PAC Might Help Richard Tisei

Massachusetts House candidate Richard Tisei may benefit from a super PAC started by a wealthy Republican who supports gay rights. (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Top GOP donor Paul Singer is helping back a new super PAC “to encourage Republican candidates to support same-sex marriage,” according to a column in Sunday’s New York Times.

One race it might have an effect on: the re-election bid of vulnerable eight-term Rep. John Tierney (D-Mass.) against former state Sen. Richard Tisei (R), a longtime supporter of gay marriage equality.

“Tisei is one type of candidate who might draw financial help from Singer’s super PAC, which, according to Singer, will soon have a budget ‘of a few million dollars,’” columnist Frank Bruni wrote in the Times piece.

Tisei has outriased Tierney in both the fourth quarter of 2011 and the first quarter of this year. But the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee recently booked $3.67 million of television advertising in the Boston media market, which could be used to bolster Tierney. Full story

April 13, 2012

Massachusetts: Joseph Kennedy III Raises $1.3 Million in First Quarter

Attorney Joseph Kennedy III (D), the son of former Rep. Joseph Kennedy (D-Mass.), raised more than $1.3 million in the first quarter in his bid for the Bay State’s 4th district seat.

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February 15, 2012

Massachusetts: Joseph Kennedy III to Announce House Bid Thursday

Massachusetts: Joseph Kennedy III to Announce House Bid Thursday

(Jonathan Wiggs/Boston Globe/Getty Images)

Joseph Kennedy III, the son of former Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.) and grandson of the late Sen. Robert Kennedy (D-N.Y.), will announce his bid for Congress in the Bay State’s 4th district on Thursday, a campaign source confirmed to Roll Call. Full story

February 10, 2012

Massachusetts: Joseph Kennedy III Has Big Lead in New Poll

In Massachusetts, the Kennedy name is still gold.

Attorney Joseph Kennedy III, the son of ex-Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.) and the likely Democratic nominee in the Bay State’s 4th district, had a huge lead over his probable Republican challenger, businessman Sean Bielat, according to a new poll. Sixty percent of registered voters surveyed would vote for Kennedy, while just 28 percent would vote for Bielat. Seven percent said they didn’t know. Full story

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