From Sunday’s Globe
For the Kennedy clan, he is Generation Next
Joseph P. Kennedy III brings the best name in the game to his race for Congress, but the unpretentious manner, academic pedigree, and drive are all his own.
Joseph P. Kennedy III is the first of his generation, a tribe of dozens of cousins many of whom do not bear the Kennedy name, to make a bid for public office. If he is successful, he could renew the luster of a somewhat tarnished family name. If he is not, he will fuel critics’ claims that the family has exhausted its political potency. His road into politics has taken him from prestigious colleges to the Peace Corps to a job as a prosecutor.