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Joseph Kennedy III reports big cash haul

Joseph Kennedy III is the son of former congressman Joseph P. Kennedy II and grandson of Robert F. Kennedy.

Dina Rudick/Globe Staff/File

Joseph Kennedy III is the son of former congressman Joseph P. Kennedy II and grandson of Robert F. Kennedy.

Call him Joey Bigbucks.

US Representative Joseph Kennedy III, a first-term Democrat from Brookline who has neither a Democratic nor a Republican opponent in his re-election bid this year, raised a whopping $517,000 in April, May and June, according to a newly filed federal campaign finance report.

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That figure exceeds the amount raised in that period by any of his eight Massachusetts colleagues in the House of Representatives, including Congressman John Tierney, a Salem Democrat who faces well-funded rivals hoping to unseat him.

Tierney raised $416,000 during the second quarter of the year, according to his filing with the Federal Election Commission.

Kennedy, the son of former congressman Joseph P. Kennedy II and grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, is seen as a potential candidate for higher office years down the line. He had $1.35 million in the bank at the end of last month, his filing said.

Among the state’s House delegation, Richard E. Neal, a Springfield Democrat, ended last month with the most money stashed away: he reported $2.44 million in cash on hand.

Neal, like many of his colleagues, has no Republican or Democratic opponent either.

Joshua Miller can be reached at joshua.miller@globe.com. Follow him on Twitter @jm_bos.
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