Kennedy name remains a political force
In some Democratic strongholds, possible run by RFK grandson sparks interest
When it comes to name recognition, Joseph Kennedy III is a political paradox. Voters, even staunch Democrats, haven’t the faintest idea who he is. Yet everyone knows his family. In Massachusetts, especially in Democratic strongholds where nostalgic affection for the Kennedys still runs deep, that pedigree remains compelling enough to vault a 31-year-old political novice into a leading Congressional contender.