Friday, December 27, 2019

‘Brand is not what it used to be’: Kennedys brace for 2020 election tests

by Naomi Lim & David Mark December 27, 2019

The Kennedy family’s political clout will be tested at the ballot box in 2020.One member of the nation’s most famous political dynasty will be on the ballot next fall, with a second leaning toward it. Democratic Senate candidate Joseph Kennedy III has been practically groomed since childhood to run for higher office and is taking the leap in the Sept. 1 primary. The not-quite-yet-there candidacy, Amy Kennedy, wife of former Rep. Patrick Kennedy of Rhode Island, reflects the rise of women candidates in national politics broadly and the Kennedy family specifically.Amy Kennedy, 44, is considering vying for the Democratic nomination in a south New Jersey congressional district.............Original Article

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