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    Kennedy wins Mass. race to replace US Rep. Frank
    Nov 6, 2012 9:28pm

    BOSTON (AP) — There will be a Kennedy in Congress again as Democrat Joseph Kennedy III defeated Republican businessman Sean Bielat in the race to replace retiring Democratic Rep. Barney Frank.

    The 32-year-old Kennedy is the first of his generation in his famous political family to seek elected office.

    The Brookline resident is the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy and son of Joseph P. Kennedy II, who represented the state's 8th Congressional District. He graduated from Stanford University and Harvard Law School, served in the Peace Corps and worked as a prosecutor.

    In 2006, he and his twin brother, Matt, managed the final U.S. Senate campaign of their great-uncle Edward Kennedy, who died in 2009.

    Kennedy will represent the 4th District, extending from the Boston suburbs of Newton and Brookline to part of Fall River in the south.

    In his speech to supporters Tuesday, Kennedy called his victory an "incredible moment" and praised Bielat, who also ran unsuccessfully against Frank two years ago, for a hard-fought race. He paid homage to Frank, who represented the district for more than three decades.

    "I promise that I will do everything I can to pick up the mantle where you left off," he said.

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