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.
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