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Who Will Run for Joe Kennedy's House Seat?



    Candidates Lining Up to Replace Kennedy

    With Rep. Joe Kennedy III ramping up his Senate campaign, several other Bay Staters are looking to replace him in the 4th Congressional District.

    (Published Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019)

    Now that U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III has officially announced his bid for the Senate, people of Massachusetts' 4th Congressional District are lining up to replace him.

    Newton City Councilor Becky Grossman released a video launching her campaign. "Be The Change" founder Alan Khazei sent a tweet. And there are many others who are seriously considering a run.

    Massachusetts treasurer Deb Goldberg has filed paperwork with the FEC, and former Brookline selectwoman Jesse Mermell left her full-time job.

    Others include Somerset Rep. Pat Haddad, Newton City Councilor Jake Auchincloss and Dave Cavell, a former speech writer for President Barack Obama.

    Death Toll, Damages Climb From Typhoon Hagibis

    [NATL] Death Toll, Damages Climb From Typhoon Hagibis

    The death toll from Typhoon Hagibis climbed to 53 on Tuesday, days after it tore through Japan and left hundreds of thousands of homes wrecked, flooded or out of power. Hagibis caused more than 200 rivers to overflow when it hit the island nation on Saturday.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019)

    Ihssane Leckey, a self-described democratic socialist, announced her intention to run for the House seat in May, then planning a primary battle against Kennedy.

    And with more candidates likely coming, how do you stand out?

    "The best thing that a candidate for Congress in a district like that needs to do, or any district, is identify their vote base," said political analyst Steve Kerrigan.

    Kerrigan knows a lot about running for Congress in a crowded field, having been a candidate in last year's 3rd District race to replace Niki Tsongas.

    "It's going to be a lot of door-knocking," he said. "A lot of person-to-person contact, cause it's not a Boston-based district where you throw a ton of money on television."

    Political analyst Alex Goldstein agrees that grassroots field organization will be key in a district that stretches from Brookline to Fall River.

    Quadruple Murder Suspect Brings Body to Police Station

    [NATL] Quadruple Murder Suspect Brings Body to Police Station

    A Roseville, California, man is in custody after he turned himself in to police in connection to a quadruple homicide.  The body of one of his victims was in the car he drove to the police station in Mount Shasta, more than 200 miles away from the original Roseville crime scene.

    (Published Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019)

    "And the candidates who are successful are the ones that are going to not take a single vote for granted in any of those towns," he said. "Because this is the kind of race that 50 votes, 100 votes, can actually literally win you the race."

    Three people often mentioned as possible candidates confirmed Tuesday they will not run. That list includes Foxboro Sen. Paul Feeney, Brookline Rep. Tommy Vitolo and Transportation for Massachusetts Director Chris Dempsey.

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