For Kennedy and Bielat, last days lack urgency
It’s no secret: In the race for the congressional Fourth District seat vacated by legend Representative Barney Frank, Joseph P. Kennedy III is the favorite to win. The 32-year-old political scion has the famous name (Robert F. Kennedy was his grandfather) and has raised nearly $4 million. Nine months after a poll that showed Kennedy with a solid lead, not much has changed. The every-last-vote-counts urgency of the Senate and presidential races seemed largely absent from the campaign in its final days.