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Opinion

Joan Vennochi

Why is Joe Kennedy III limiting debates?

His family’s famous entitlement gene is alive and well and thriving in Joseph P. Kennedy III.

The 31-year-old grandson of Robert F. Kennedy — who is seeking his first political office — has agreed to only three debates with Republican challenger Sean Bielat. The two are battling to replace longtime Democratic incumbent US Representative Barney Frank, who is retiring after three decades.

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