Joseph P. Kennedy III

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Joe Kennedy III
Joe Kennedy III, official portrait, 116th Congress.jpg
U.S. Representative from Massachusetts's 4th Congressional District
From: January 3, 2013 – present
Predecessor Barney Frank
Successor Incumbent (no successor)
Information
Party Democrat
Spouse(s) Lauren Birchfield
Religion Roman Catholic[1]

Joseph Patrick Kennedy III (born October 4, 1980 in Boston, Massachusetts (age 41)) is the Democratic party representative from Massachusetts' 4th congressional district in the U.S. House, having been first elected in 2012. Kennedy is a princeling grandson of former United States Attorney General Robert Kennedy and a great-nephew of former Senator Ted Kennedy and President John F. Kennedy.

Kennedy is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and a co-sponsor of the totalitarian Medicare for All bill.[2]

U.S. House of Representatives

2012 election

Kennedy ran for and won election to the United States House of Representatives in 2012, garnering 61% of the votes cast.[3] He has been easily re-elected since.

Tenure

An advocate of the impeachment coup against Donald Trump, Kennedy mentioned his children on the House floor in his impeachment address.[4]

Following announcements from Republicans in mid-September 2020 that there will be a nomination to replace the deceased Ruth Bader Ginsburg to fill the vacancy for the Supreme Court, Kennedy threatened to pack the court.[5]

2020 Senate run

See: United States Senate elections, 2020#Massachusetts

Kennedy announced in September 2019 his run for U.S. Senate to challenge progressive incumbent Ed Markey.[6] He received the endorsement of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi,[7] while Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorsed Markey.[8]

Sen. Markey ultimately won the primary over Kennedy with 55.7% of the vote;[9] the latter's defeat is the first in his family in the state of Massachusetts, marking the decline of the Kennedy political dynasty. His double-digit loss was mocked by President Trump on Twitter.[10] The representative could not even provide provide a direct explanation for his bid.[11]

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