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Lion of the Senate Paid Tribute in DNC Video


Charlotte, North Carolina (JFK+50) Last evening the 2012 Democratic National Convention honored the late Massachusetts Senator Edward M. “Ted” Kennedy* in a superbly produced video.

Ted Kennedy, the youngest child of Mr. & Mrs. Joseph P. Kennedy, Sr., began his service in the United States Senate in 1962 when his brother, Jack, was President.

The video included footage of a debate from 1994 when Ted Kennedy was running for re-election against Republican challenger Mitt Romney.

After Mr. Romney stated his changed position on abortion, Senator Kennedy said:

“I am pro choice. Mr. Romney is multiple choice!”

The video was introduced by Joseph Kennedy III, Ted’s grand nephew who is running for Congress this year.

In 2011, Representative Patrick Kennedy (Democrat-Rhode Island) retired marking the 1st time in 60 years that no member of the Kennedy family was serving in elected office.

*Edward Moore “Ted” Kennedy (1932-2009) became the 4th longest serving Senator in U.S. history.  He was born in Boston & graduated from Harvard & the University of Virginia School of Law.

Ted Kennedy served in the US Army & managed Jack Kennedy 1958 Senate re-election campaign.

In 1960, Ted managed JFK’s Presidential campaign in the Western states.

As a veteran of the Senate, Ted Kennedy worked for progressive causes including affordable health care for all Americans.

In 2008, Ted Kennedy endorsed Barack Obama for President.


Senator Ted Kennedy & President Barack Obama, April 21, 2009.


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