Latest Joe Kennedy III News

Kennedy, Markey working to get back out on campaign trail

Jul. 9, 2020 7:13 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III took to the campaign trail Thursday to press for a post-COVID-19 recovery package. The proposal calls for a large-scale public works and federal hiring program that Kennedy said would help the country fight the spread of the coronavirus while also addressing...

Data: Payroll loans aided thousands of Massachusetts groups

Jul. 6, 2020 7:20 PM EDT

Boston (AP) — A handful of institutions with connections to the Kennedy family were among the more than 18,000 businesses, nonprofit groups and other organizations in Massachusetts awarded loans over $150,000 under the federal Paycheck Protection Program. The Robert F. Kennedy Children’s Action...

PawSox, strip club among recipients of coronavirus loans

Jul. 6, 2020 6:40 PM EDT

The minor league affiliate for MLB’s Boston Red Sox and an infamous Providence strip club are among nearly 2,500 companies in Rhode Island that were awarded emergency loans of more than $150,000 as part of Congress’ $2 trillion stimulus package to blunt the economic impact of the coronavirus...

Sen. Markey, Rep. Kennedy both report $1.9M fundraising haul

Jul. 1, 2020 5:42 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Edward Markey raised more than $1.9 million in the past three months, ending the quarter with about $4.8 million in cash left in his campaign account, campaign manager John Walsh said Wednesday. U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, Markey's Democratic primary challenger, also...

FILE — In this June 8, 2020, file photo, Sen. Edward Markey, left, D-Mass., and challenger Rep. Joseph Kennedy III, D-Mass., participate in a televised debate ahead of the Democratic primary, in East Providence, R.I. During the coronavirus pandemic, Markey missed 34 of 42 Senate votes in May and the first half of June, or about 80 percent, according to information from GovTrack, an independent clearinghouse for congressional data. (Jessica Bradley/WPRI-TV via AP, Pool, File)

Where's Markey? Senator misses dozens of votes in pandemic

Jun. 25, 2020 12:18 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — When the U.S. Senate gathered to debate a major, bipartisan bill aimed at spending nearly $3 billion on conservation projects last week, just two senators failed to cast votes. One was Sen. Edward Markey, who is locked in a tough re-election primary battl e against a fellow Democrat —...

FILE - In this April 10, 1961, file photo, President John F. Kennedy and his sister, Jean Kennedy Smith, watch an opening day baseball game at Griffith Stadium in Washington.  Smith, the youngest sister and last surviving sibling of President John F. Kennedy, died at 92, her daughter Kym confirmed to the New York Times. (AP Photo/File)

Jean Kennedy Smith dies at 92; last surviving sibling of JFK

Jun. 18, 2020 5:46 PM EDT

Jean Kennedy Smith, who was the last surviving sibling of President John F. Kennedy and who as a U.S. ambassador played a key role in the peace process in Northern Ireland, has died, relatives said Thursday. She was 92. Former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, Smith’s nephew, confirmed her death Wednesday at her...

FILE - In this December, 1960, file photo, then President-elect John F. Kennedy, standing at center, is surrounded by members of his family in home of his parents in Hyannis Port, Mass. Standing, left to right, are Ethel Kennedy, wife of Robert Kennedy; Steven Smith and wife Jean Kennedy Smith; Robert Kennedy; Patricia Kennedy Lawford; Sargent Shriver, Joan Kennedy, wife of Edward Kennedy; and Peter Lawford. Foreground, left to right: Eunice Kennedy Shriver, Joseph P. Kennedy and wife Rose Kennedy seated in front; Jacqueline Kennedy; and Edward Kennedy. The death on Wednesday, June 17, 2020, of Jean Kennedy Smith, the last surviving sibling of President Kennedy, means Camelot's inner circle is almost gone. (AP Photo, File)

Curtains for Camelot: Last Kennedy sibling's death ends era

Jun. 18, 2020 5:25 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Camelot's inner circle is just about gone — though its spirit, some say, is very much alive. Wednesday's death of Jean Kennedy Smith, an acclaimed former U.S. ambassador to Ireland and the last surviving sibling of President John F. Kennedy, virtually erases those who were closest to...

Democrats Markey, Kennedy spar in latest televised debate

Jun. 8, 2020 8:57 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Edward Markey and his Democratic primary challenger, U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, sharpened their elbows as they faced off for a televised debate Monday evening. The two jabbed at each other over everything from social justice issues to defunding police departments to...

Environmental groups to host virtual congressional forum

Jun. 6, 2020 9:05 AM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Environmental groups are planning to host a virtual candidate forum for 11 candidates vying for the state’s 4th Congressional District seat. The seat is being vacated by U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy, who is challenging fellow Democrat U.S. Sen. Edward Markey in the party’s primary for...

Rep. Joe Kennedy III, left, elbow-bumps Sen. Edward Markey after their debate for the Democratic primary for senator from Massachusetts, Monday, June 1, 2020, in Springfield, Mass. (Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via AP, Pool)

Markey, Kennedy face off in Democratic primary debate

Jun. 1, 2020 9:53 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts U.S. Sen. Edward Markey and his Democratic primary challenger, U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, said in a televised debate Monday that generations of racial injustice is helping fuel the protests that have swept across the country this week. “The anger that is motivating people...