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Drew Magary

Let’s declare a thousand-year ban on the Kennedys, the Bushes, the Clintons, and, yes, the Trumps

Last week, Massachusetts Congressman Joe Kennedy III announced his candidacy for the Senate, aiming to unseat current Democratic incumbent Ed Markey, who has held the office since 2013. Kennedy has served in Congress for just as long, and in those six years he has distinguished himself by… well, he hasn’t really distinguished himself at all.

Kennedy took over for former Congressional stalwart Barney Frank, and you’d be forgiven if you thought Frank was still in that office, given that he remains such a prominent and combative voice in the national conversation. Though Kennedy tends to vote along progressive lines, GovTrack…

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