Apr 2, 2017

The next generation of the Kennedy Dynasty

Chris Kennedy, candidate for governor of Illinois. Charles Rex Arbogast / AP

"Ready or not, another Kennedy moment is near," declares the lead story of the Boston Sunday Globe ... "Three family members seem poised to step up on the national stage — with Trump as their foil," by Annie Linskey in Chicago:

  • Chris Kennedy — the eighth of Robert and Ethel Kennedy's 11 children, a Democrat running for governor in his adopted Illinois next year — is in "the vanguard of a Kennedy family comeback in American politics."
  • "His cousin Ted Kennedy Jr., son of the late Massachusetts senator, is mulling his own 2018 gubernatorial run in Connecticut, where he's a member of the state Senate."
  • "Then there's Joe Kennedy III, the third-term Massachusetts congressman, grabbing the national spotlight to help defeat Trump's health care plan — prompting big questions about his next move."

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