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US Rep. Joe Kennedy Takes 'No Corporate PAC' Pledge

Kennedy says political donations have never influenced his votes or policy positions, but even the appearance of such conflict is unacceptable

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    Kennedy Further Discusses Possible Run for Senate

    Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy further discussed his possible run for Senate while talking with reporters on Tuesday in Newton.

    (Published Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019)

    U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy is swearing off contributions from corporate political action committees.

    Kennedy, who is considering challenging incumbent Sen. Edward Markey in the 2020 Massachusetts Democratic primary, said Thursday that he is taking a "No Corporate PAC" pledge.

    Kennedy said in a statement that he made the decision after hearing from constituents concerned about what he called the outsized influence of corporate interests in the political system.

    Kennedy said he shares those concerns. He said political donations have never influenced his votes or policy positions, but even the appearance of such conflict is unacceptable.

    Joe Kennedy III Confirms He Is Considering Senate Run

    [NECN] Joe Kennedy III Confirms He Is Considering Senate Run

    Rep. Joe Kennedy III is thinking about making a run for fellow Democrat Ed Markey's Senate seat.

    (Published Monday, Aug. 26, 2019)

    A message seeking comment was left for an aide to Markey.

    Markey is already facing two, lesser-known candidates, one of whom — Shannon Liss-Riordan — has also said she won't accept corporate PAC money.

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