Joseph P. Kennedy III, grandson of Robert F. Kennedy and son of former rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II, is set to formally announce his candidacy for Congress in Massachusetts today. Kennedy III reportedly plans to deliver his message via a video.
The announcement of the Democrat will be followed by tours to 5 places across the Fourth Congressional District. The political tour will kick off at 7:45 a.m. at the Newton Centre MBTA stop, reports said.
“I believe this country was founded on a simple idea: that every person deserves to be treated fairly, by each other and by their government,” Mr. Kennedy said in a written statement. “But that’s not happening in America anymore.”
It is pertinent to mention here that the Kennedy family members had served in Congress for many consecutive years until the retirement of Patrick Kennedy from the House in 2010.
31-year-old Kennedy is in quest of the seat being vacated by, who announced in Nov. 2011 that he was retiring rather than launching campaign in his redrawn constituency. On January 5, Kennedy III announced that he was leaving his job in a state prosecutor’s bureau and deeming to run for Congress.
“I’ve spoken to people from across the Fourth Congressional District, from Newton to Fall River, who believe that Washington no longer works for them,’’ Kennedy said. “I will work hard to earn every vote and if elected bring that fight for fairness to the US Congress.’’
The announcement by Joseph P. Kennedy III is conceivably the least astonishing in recent political past of Massachusetts. The announcement followed his recent statement that he was putting together a congressional exploratory committee.
Kennedy is not recognized for possessing his father’s sizzling personality as much as his mother’s amiable nature. In his previous statement, he displayed a zeal that was a trait of his late grandfather.
His preparation to officially proclaim his candidature via video and pursue it with a travel around Massachusetts imitates the method practiced the previous summer by fellow Democrat Elizabeth Warren to begin her drive for Senate.
After graduating from the Harvard Law School, Mr. Kennedy served in the Peace Corps — established by his great uncle, former President John F. Kennedy — prior to turning into a prosecutor.