Representative Patrick Kennedy: IDEALIST IN THE HOUSE


On the night John Kennedy Jr.'s plane went down, his cousin Patrick was not with the rest of the family for the celebration of his cousin Rory's wedding. The third-term Congressman from Rhode Island was performing just about the only other Kennedy ritual that would exempt him from attendance--politicking. As chairman of the Democratic congressional campaign committee, Kennedy was in San Francisco doing what he does almost every weekend--scooping up campaign cash to help Democrats win back the House of Representatives.

Patrick, 32 and single, doesn't really look the part of a Kennedy on the trail. Other Kennedys have the Mount...

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