Joe Kennedy III

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From the penitentiary to the presidential race, it’s our annual Memorial Day roast of Massachusetts pols

Welcome to the fourth annual Boston Phoenix Memorial Day Roast of Massachusetts politicians! I love looking around the room every year, seeing so many familiar faces of elected officials.
Surveying the Damage
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  May 25, 2012

All signs go for Joe

In his well-executed congressional-campaign launch two weeks ago, Joe Kennedy III took advantage of the intense media interest generated by his family bloodline to convey the message that he wishes to be viewed independently of those family ties.
So far, the family mystique is working entirely in favor of Joe Kennedy III's Congressional bid — but recent events show how unpredictable Camelot can be
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  March 02, 2012

Mike Ross Ends Congressional Bid

Boston City Councilor Mike Ross, who had opened an exploratory committee to consider running for Congress, in the district where Barney Frank is retiring, announced...
By David S. Bernstein  |  January 23, 2012

America's Next Top Kennedy

We are all mere mortals, Massachusetts pols like to say, and they are Kennedys.
Joe III is the new Kennedy on the block, and his campaign for Congress inevitably has Bay Staters thinking of Camelot
By DAVID S. BERNSTEIN  |  January 20, 2012