Joe Kennedy III, the latest member of the famous Kennedy family to seek federal office, raised an impressive $1.3 million in the first quarter of this year in support of his Massachusetts congressional campaign.
Kennedy, the 31-year-old son of former congressman Joe Kennedy II (D-Mass.) and grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, is the early favorite to succeed retiring Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.).
Here come the Kennedys. Again.
Two and a half years after the death of Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.) and a year after his son Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) retired from Congress, the Kennedy clan looks as though it will attempt a return to national office.
Joe Kennedy III, the 31-year-old grandson of Robert F. Kennedy and son of former Rep. Joe Kennedy (D-Mass.), is forming an exploratory committee for the seat of retiring Rep. Barney Frank (D-Mass.). To do so, Kennedy is reportedly leaving his position as Middlesex County assistant district attorney — a good indication of how serious he is about the race.