Nation: Kennedy Makes It Official

And so does Jerry Brown as the attacks on Carter widen

At last, the challenge was formally issued. In Boston's historic Faneuil Hall, where Samuel Adams once preached revolt against the ruling British, Ted Kennedy last week finally proclaimed his insurgency. It was, inevitably, a family affair. When Rose Kennedy arrived to watch the third of her sons' campaigns begin, she received a thunderous ovation from some 400 relatives and friends. Also attending were the widows of Ted's two murdered brothers: Jacqueline Onassis and Ethel Kennedy.

In announcing, Kennedy made a firm but quiet plea for leadership in a frustrated, confused and divided...

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