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Thu Jan 5, 2012, 11:21 AM

Joe Kennedy III will run for Barney Frank's congressional seat

Joseph P. Kennedy III (D) "is taking the final steps to launch a run for Congress this year, hoping to succeed Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) who chose to retire rather than run in his reconfigured district," the Boston Globe reports.

"Kennedy is opening an exploratory committee for the seat, a legal step that will allow him to raise money immediately... Kennedy is scheduled to meet this afternoon with his current boss... to inform him he will be leaving his prosecutor's job to become a political candidate."

http://politicalwire.com/archives/2012/01/05/joe_kennedy_iii_gears_up_for_congressional_bid.html

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Reply Joe Kennedy III will run for Barney Frank's congressional seat (Original post)
WI_DEM Jan 2012 OP
Kingofalldems Jan 2012 #1
freshwest Jan 2012 #35
HappyMe Jan 2012 #2
Little Star Jan 2012 #3
riverbendviewgal Jan 2012 #4
CountAllVotes Jan 2012 #7
no_hypocrisy Jan 2012 #5
MADem Jan 2012 #9
FailureToCommunicate Jan 2012 #11
Marrah_G Jan 2012 #20
hootinholler Jan 2012 #13
Mass Jan 2012 #22
sellitman Jan 2012 #6
Botany Jan 2012 #8
fightthegoodfightnow Jan 2012 #40
bigwillq Jan 2012 #10
Burge Jan 2012 #12
treestar Jan 2012 #16
hifiguy Jan 2012 #21
elleng Jan 2012 #38
Lifelong Protester Jan 2012 #14
andiejen Jan 2012 #39
Auntie Bush Jan 2012 #15
Spazito Jan 2012 #17
AtomicKitten Jan 2012 #18
Marrah_G Jan 2012 #19
T S Justly Jan 2012 #23
wakemewhenitsover Jan 2012 #24
sabrina 1 Jan 2012 #25
DeathToTheOil Jan 2012 #26
YOHABLO Jan 2012 #32
UTUSN Jan 2012 #27
Soylent Brice Jan 2012 #28
IthinkThereforeIAM Jan 2012 #29
hughee99 Jan 2012 #34
one_voice Jan 2012 #30
Hulk Jan 2012 #31
ClayZ Jan 2012 #33
Maynar Jan 2012 #36
cyberpj Jan 2012 #37

Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 11:26 AM

1. I like this one.

K and R

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Response to Kingofalldems (Reply #1)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 01:35 AM

35. I love it.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 11:28 AM

2. k&r

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 11:30 AM

3. Glad to hear this!! k&r

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 11:33 AM

4. He sure looks like a Kennedy

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Response to riverbendviewgal (Reply #4)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 11:43 AM

7. Handsome, and so young :)

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 11:35 AM

5. Joe is the one who's running the heating oil distribution for the poor, right?

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 12:00 PM

9. Not the one running, but people might think so if they don't read the news. nt

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 12:04 PM

11. No. That would be Joe P Kennedy of Citizens Oil


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Response to FailureToCommunicate (Reply #11)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 02:32 PM

20. I would love to see this Joe run for office again.

There were a few winters I am not sure what I would have done without his help.

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 12:20 PM

13. Not sure, but I think that's his father n/t

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Response to no_hypocrisy (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 03:39 PM

22. No, it is his father.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 11:35 AM

6. Very good news!

My GOP friend in Mass. Will shit a brick I love it!

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 11:43 AM

8. A Kennedy from Massachusetts is good for @ least 500 right wing heart attacks

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Response to Botany (Reply #8)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 10:05 PM

40. LOL

.....thanks for the laugh. Makes me want to write a check.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 12:01 PM

10. Cool.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 12:06 PM

12. Thank God a male heir to the Monarchy has come forward

 

Finally the 99% may have representation.

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Response to Burge (Reply #12)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 02:10 PM

16. Have to admit the first thing I thought about was how was he related

Article says he is RFK's grandson.

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Response to treestar (Reply #16)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 02:40 PM

21. He looks a lot like his grandfather

That's for sure. The same face shape and tousled hair. Go, Joe!

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Response to Burge (Reply #12)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 12:24 PM

38. Yeah, sounds just like a monarchist:

“We wage war, pass skewed tax breaks, and expand benefits by spendthrift borrowing, saddling the next generation of Americans with unsustainable debt,’’ Kennedy said. “Then when it comes time to restoring fiscal sanity to our budget, we see the middle class and the poor take the hit while the wealthy get more tax breaks. "

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 01:14 PM

14. Hooray! My heart sank when Barney announced his retirement

but now I see there is a reason to be hopeful!!

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Response to Lifelong Protester (Reply #14)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 09:07 PM

39. Like minded poster

I will simply say Ditto!!!

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 02:07 PM

15. If this guy is as good a politician as his looks...he'll win!

by the way...is he married? Just wondering...

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 02:20 PM

17. That's great news!

A great candidate.

"Raised in Marshfield, Brighton, and Cambridge, Kennedy is a former Peace Corps volunteer and a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School. Before joining the Middlesex prosecutor’s office, he worked for 2 1/2 years as prosecutor on Cape Cod."

“We wage war, pass skewed tax breaks, and expand benefits by spendthrift borrowing, saddling the next generation of Americans with unsustainable debt,’’ Kennedy said. “Then when it comes time to restoring fiscal sanity to our budget, we see the middle class and the poor take the hit while the wealthy get more tax breaks. "

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 02:26 PM

18. I like it.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 02:28 PM

19. Great

I don't know much about this Kennedy- I'll have to check him out Any Kennedy has a great chance to beat out any republican for the seat.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 04:10 PM

23. Go Joe! K&R (nt)

 

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 04:15 PM

24. In a word...

YES!

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 04:18 PM

25. Good news, just saw that on another news site.n/t

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 04:22 PM

26. He has the Kennedy Hair

 

Unlike his dad. But...can he win?

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Response to DeathToTheOil (Reply #26)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 09:39 PM

32. Ahh But does he have the teeth?

I don't know where he stands on the issues, but he will have some pretty big shoes to fill.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 04:43 PM

27. R#51 & K for, at the minimum this will put a burr betwixt the collective Wingnut asscheeks n/t

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 05:34 PM

28. K&R

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 06:26 PM

29. IIRC...


... he is currently living in a different district than Barney, so he would have to move. I am not sure on the particulars, but IIRC it would just be a move to the next neighborhood over.

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Response to IthinkThereforeIAM (Reply #29)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 12:03 AM

34. Running as a Kennedy in MA, it won't matter.

We're not afraid to change these sort of election laws to suit our needs.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 06:34 PM

30. Good news...

He looks like a baby. That's what we need, youngins that aren't jaded.

I hope he wins.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 07:50 PM

31. Hope he does his family proud!

I get nervous when "families" occupy our government....but this is one that has a pretty damned good reputation.

I hope, should he run and win, that he continues that tradition. God only knows, we need all the help we can get in Congress.

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Thu Jan 5, 2012, 11:53 PM

33. Great News!

K and R

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 02:57 AM

36. Yeah, man

Go for it, Joe!

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Response to WI_DEM (Original post)

Fri Jan 6, 2012, 10:58 AM

37. Someone has to say it. I personally fear for ANY Kennedy family member that enters U.S. politics

You will NEVER convince me that Jack and Bobby were random acts of murder and I'm not even all that sure about Robert, Jr. We all know of the threats made over the years to Teddy but I always had the feeling they wouldn't dare push their chances that far.

I love them for their public idealism and the way they fought for fair play to average citizens but I'll never get over fearing for their lives when they enter politics. If 'they' don't get a Kennedy with bullets they eventually get them with judgement and Fox News type media smear campaigns.

I miss the Kennedy clan dearly, and nobody loves 'a ginger' more than I -especially a handsome one, but it takes a special kind of bravery for anyone left in that family to get into politics again.

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