RFK's Grandson May Run for Congress

29-year-old considers carrying on family tradition
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Feb 27, 2010 4:32 PM CST
RFK's Grandson May Run for Congress
Joseph Kennedy III endorses Attorney General Martha Coakley in her race against Scott Brown.   (Getty Images)

A top Massachusetts Democrat said today that one of Robert F. Kennedy's grandsons is considering carrying on the family's political tradition by running for the House of Representatives. Joseph P. Kennedy III, one of the twin sons of former Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II, may run this fall if Democratic Rep. William Delahunt decides against seeking re-election. Before Ted Kennedy died of brain cancer in August, a member of his family had served in Congress since 1946.

Kennedy, 29, "has been considering it but he hasn't made a decision," said the Democrat, who demanded anonymity. The younger Kennedy did not immediately respond to a request for comment. He is a graduate of Stanford University and Harvard Law School who works as a prosecutor in Barnstable County, near his family's Cape Cod compound. (More Kennedy family stories.)

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