Election 2002: So Much For The Mystique

Maryland The close race for Governor provides fresh evidence that the name Kennedy is no longer an asset

Was it only a few months ago that Kathleen Kennedy Townsend seemed so unbeatable that no big-name Democrat would challenge her? With millions pouring into her campaign coffers, Townsend seemed to have a lock on this year's election for Maryland Governor. When Townsend's aunt Eunice Kennedy Shriver threw her a $10-a-head fund raiser last year, traffic backed up for more than a mile, as 5,000 people clamored for an afternoon of Kennedy glamour. And the Governor's mansion was seen as a way station:...

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