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RFK Son Is Getting Into the Family Business

Chris Kennedy seeks Democratic nomination for Illinois governor

(Newser) - The eighth of Robert F. Kennedy's 11 children is planning a career change from business to politics. Chris Kennedy launched a bid for the Democratic nomination for Illinois governor on Wednesday, saying in a video message that the state is "headed in the wrong direction" and he will... More »

You Haven't Heard the Last of the Kennedys

But does the name still hold that Camelot magic?

(Newser) - Patrick Kennedy’s retirement may seem like an era-ending event, but there are more Kennedys where he came from. Many members of the now far-flung clan—from as far afield as Illinois, Florida, and California—have political ambitions, Politico reports. At least three seriously considered 2010 runs, including Chris Kennedy,... More »

RFK Son Plans Run for Obama Senate Seat

Chris Kennedy sets sights on seat now held by Burris

(Newser) - Another Kennedy is taking a shot at a Senate seat, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Chris Kennedy, the eighth of Robert F. Kennedy's 11 kids, plans to challenge Roland Burris in next year's election for the Illinois seat vacated by President Obama. Insiders say the Democrat decided to run after polls... More »

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