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Joseph Kennedy III kicks off run for Congress

Democrat holds Fall River rally

FALL RIVER — Joseph P. Kennedy III, fresh off his primary victory in the Fourth Congressional District, kicked off his general election campaign Saturday with a raucous rally here, where he took on his Republican opponent for the first time.

In a speech before a crowd of more than 100 supporters in an elementary school gymnasium, Kennedy portrayed himself as a champion for middle-class families who are struggling to make ends meet, while he criticized his opponent, Sean Bielat, for seeking to protect the interests of the rich and deep-pocket corporations.

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