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Opinion

Tom Keane

Make that Congressman Kennedy

WHEN NEOPHYTE Ted Kennedy ran for the Senate in 1962, he squared up against Massachusetts Attorney General Edward J. McCormack who warned that “the office of United States senator should be merited, and not inherited.“ Ted’s candidacy should be a “joke,’’ McCormack argued, “but nobody’s laughing because his name is not Edward Moore. It’s Edward Moore Kennedy.’’

Kennedy beat the McCormack by a margin of 2 to 1.

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