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    Kennedy’s power lives on through former staff members

    The Kennedy network
    Senator Edward M. Kennedy had more than 1,100 aides during his 47 years in the US Senate. Many of them have become important power brokers who have remained, risen, and currently occupy positions of great influence, five years after their former boss died. Many view themselves as carrying on his legacy.
    Below is a snapshot of more than 100 former Kennedy aides and the fields they joined after moving on, determined by Globe reporting:

    Labor
    4

    Education
    7

    Politics
    6

    Defense/
    foreign policy
    12

    Health
    care
    18

    Media
    9

    Public
    relations
    8

    Public policy
    5

    A sampling of some notable former Kennedy aides, broken down by category:
    Labor
    Obama administration
    Politics
    Defense/foreign policy
    Health care
    Media
    Public relations

    DATA: Center For Responsive Politics, Senate Lobbying Disclosure Database, Globe reporting

    Matt Viser, Laura Amico, Luke Knox / Globe Staff