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Analysis

Joseph Kennedy III may be exploring, but candidacy seems assured

Joseph P. Kennedy III announced this morning that he is forming a congressional exploratory committee, but he had a much simpler message for any potential rivals: stay away.

The rhetoric of his announcement, coupled with his decision to resign his job as a county prosecutor, showed that this will not be some half-hearted examination for the son of a congressman but the beginning of a methodical campaign to win the seat currently held by US Representative Barney Frank.

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