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Last updated Sep. 08, 2014

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Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy III (D-Mass.)

District: 4th District
Political Highlights: no previous office, ; U.S. House of Representatives, 2013-present
Born: Oct. 4, 1980; Brighton, Mass.
Residence: Brookline
Religion: Roman Catholic
Family: Wife, Lauren Birchfield Kennedy; one child
Education: Stanford U., B.S. 2003; Harvard U., J.D. 2009
Military Service: None
Start of Service: Elected: 2012 (2nd term)
Committee Assignments: Energy & Commerce (Commerce, Manufacturing & Trade; Health; Oversight & Investigations)

Election History
2014generalJoseph Kennedy (D) 184,15897.9
2012generalJoseph Kennedy (D) 221,30361.1
Sean Bielat (R) 129,93635.9
David Rosa (I) 10,7413.0
Roll Call Vitals


Massachusetts is 20th on Roll Call's Clout Index, which measures influence in Congress by state.


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Roll Call and CQ Weekly use ratings assigned by the Rothenberg Political Report, which are defined as follows: SAFE: As of today, the party indicated is all but certain to win the seat. FAVORED: One candidate has a substantial advantage, but an upset is still possible. LEAN: The party indicated has the edge, but the outcome is less certain than for races rated as favored. TILT: The outcome is effectively regarded as a tossup for each of these highly competitive seats, although the party indicated has a slight edge. TOSSUP: Neither party has an edge in these contests.