Joe Kennedy III announces run for US senate

Joe Kennedy III announces run for US senate

US congressman Joe Kennedy III has announced he is running for the senate.

The Massachusetts Democrat – a grandson of Robert F Kennedy – formally announced his campaign on Saturday in an email before a launch event in East Boston.

This is where the Kennedy clan first settled after arriving from Ireland well over a century ago.

Mr Kennedy is the grandson of Robert F Kennedy (AP)
Mr Kennedy is the grandson of Robert F Kennedy (AP)

He is the first member of America’s most famous political dynasty to run for the senate since his great-uncle Edward M Kennedy did so in 1962, a year before his great-uncle John F Kennedy’s assassination.

The 38-year-old will face 73-year-old incumbent senator Edward Markey in next year’s primary.

- Press Association

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