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Kennedy III explores a run for Frank’s seat

Edward M. Kennedy’s death in 2009 and his son Patrick’s retirement from Congress prompted speculation that, with no other family member left in a high profile public office, the Kennedy legacy had run its course. But 31-year-old Joseph P. Kennedy III may prove them wrong.

Kennedy, son of the former congressman and grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, has taken the first official steps toward launching a congressional run to replace retiring Democrat Barney Frank.

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