Kennedy: 9/11, Obama Inspired Me to Seek Senate Seat

Campaign work pushed hopeful towards politics
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 27, 2008 3:17 AM CST
Caroline Kennedy speaks during an interview, Friday, Dec. 26, 2008 in New York.    (AP Photo/Stephen Chernin)
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(Newser) – The terrorists attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 and her work for Barack Obama's campaign helped push Caroline Kennedy towards a career in politics, the Senate hopeful tells the AP. Kennedy credited her mother with giving her the courage to seek the job, and said she hopes she will be able to embody some of the "sense of possibility" summoned by her father, John F. Kennedy.