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Joe Kennedy Hints at Senate Bid to Succeed Warren

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By    |   Friday, 01 Jul 2016 04:11 PM

Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren is currently being vetted by Hillary Clinton's campaign as a possible running-mate, and should she win election as vice president, it could lead to a Kennedy in the Senate again.

Rep. Joe P. Kennedy III, grand-nephew of the late Ted Kennedy, revealed to Boston's WCVB-TV that if Warren did leave the Senate, he'd consider running for her seat. Coincidentally, that's the seat held for 47 years by Ted, known as the Lion of the Senate.


"If that vacancy comes up, I will take a look at it, but I hope she continues to serve Massachusetts, whatever she does,” Kennedy said to the Boston Herald. "I'll take a look at it, I'm sure a lot of other folks would too.”

Ted Kennedy was first elected to the seat in 1962 following his brother's 1960 White House win. He held it to his death from cancer in 2009. Joe Kennedy, a former assistant district attorney, currently serves in the House of Representatives, having succeeded Barney Frank in 2013.

"How I've tried to approach the job is recognizing that as deserving as all of my family members are of recognition, there's obviously a lot more that needs to be done," the former Peace Corps volunteer said to WBUR-FM shortly after being elected.

Kennedy, 35, lives in Brookline, Massachusetts with his wife and young daughter.

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