Joseph P. Kennedy III
|Joe Kennedy III|
|U.S. Representative from Massachusetts's 4th Congressional District|
From: January 3, 2013 – present
|Successor||Incumbent (no successor)|
Joseph Patrick Kennedy III (born October 4, 1980 in Boston, Massachusetts (age 42)) 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.
U.S. House of Representatives
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.
2020 Senate run
Kennedy announced in September 2019 his run for U.S. Senate to challenge progressive incumbent Ed Markey. He received the endorsement of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, while Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorsed Markey.
Sen. Markey ultimately won the primary over Kennedy with 55.7% of the vote; 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. The representative could not even provide provide a direct explanation for his bid.
- Religious affiliation of members of 116th Congress
- H.R.1384 - Medicare for All Act of 2019
- PD43+ Search Elections
- Two references:
- It Begins… Top Democrat Threatens to Pack the Court if GOP Fills SCOTUS Seat Before Election
- Two references:
- Multiple references:
- https://www.nbcnews.com/politics/2020-election/aoc-2020-presidential-contenders-don-t-need-my-help-other-n1054241 AOC endorses Markey as Kennedy mulls Senate challenge
- Ed Markey defeats primary challenger Rep. Joe Kennedy, in a major victory for the left
- Why Joe Kennedy’s Senate campaign flopped