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  In New Jersey, a Kennedy’s running against the Democratic machine
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Last EditedBrentinCO  Jun 27, 2020 11:12am
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AuthorMatt Friedman
News DateWednesday, May 13, 2020 05:00:00 PM UTC0:0
DescriptionA member of the Democratic Party’s most prominent political dynasty is running for office in New Jersey, but in an altogether unfamiliar position — as an outsider.

Amy Kennedy, a former teacher who grew up in southern New Jersey and is married to former Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.), announced her campaign for Congress in New Jersey’s 2nd District in January, shortly after Rep. Jeff Van Drew (R-N.J.) switched parties from Democrat to Republican.

By then, however, South Jersey’s powerful Democratic machine that’s run by power broker George Norcross — the same operation that built Van Drew’s career and propelled him to Congress as a Democrat in 2018 — had settled on political science professor Brigid Harrison as its favored candidate.
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