The congressman introduces himself as Joe — just Joe. As the newly elected House members are herded from a group photo shoot on the Capitol steps to an orientation breakfast, he congratulates his new colleagues, asks about their backgrounds and their families, and tries to blend in. But any aura of “average Joe” disappears when the redheaded young man with the toothy smile and chiseled jaw is stopped by a Capitol visitor assistant. “It’s good to have a Kennedy back in Congress,” says the elderly gentleman, holding the door open.
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