Caroline Kennedy marks 50th anniversary of JFK's 1963 visit to Ireland

NEW ROSS, Ireland, June 24 (UPI) -- Ireland has been celebrating the 50th anniversary of U.S. President John F. Kennedy's 1963 visit with events featuring his daughter and members of the clan.

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BOSTON, Jan. 6 (UPI) -- Joseph P. Kennedy III will not have a cakewalk if he decides to run for a Massachusetts congressional seat, a pollster says.

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WASHINGTON, Jan. 28 (UPI) -- U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy, who has endorsed Barack Obama as the Democratic presidential nominee, has reportedly become disenchanted with Hillary Clinton's style.

The Peter Principles: Seize the reins

WASHINGTON, Dec. 5 (UPI) -- Control of state political organizations can lead to control of the national party and the presidential nominating process. George W. Bush and the Republican governors used this to maximum effect in 2000. Could the same thing be on tap for the Democrats i
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DANA POINT, Calif., Nov. 22 (UPI) -- While there may have been a growing unease over the economy among voters in this month's elections, Republicans running for governor had few worries about money

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SACRAMENTO, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- The conventional wisdom about the 2002 midterm election was that it went badly for the Democrats who boldly predicted -- along with this writer-- that they woul

Democrats pick up governorships

CHICAGO, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- Democrats won governor's races in Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, Pennsylvania and Wyoming in Tuesday's midterm elections, but despite upsets in Georgia and South Carolina, there was no miracle in Florida, a Republican victor in Maryland and there may be n

Analysis: Night for President to savor

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- President George W. Bush and the Republicans did not win everywhere and everything on Tuesday, but they can be forgiven for believing that they did.
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GOP sweeps Senate, House; Dems gain govs

WASHINGTON, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- Republicans seized control of the U.S. Senate and retained their hold on the House of Representatives Tuesday, giving President George W. Bush a historic victory in mid-term elections that traditionally go against the incumbent president. Democrats were e
DAN OLMSTED, UPI Washington Bureau Chief

Analysis: Governors' races focus early

SACRAMENTO, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Patrick Reddy, a consultant to California Democrats, gives his predictions for Tuesday's elections.

Analysis: What to watch in Nov. 5 election

SACRAMENTO, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- The mid-term elections were dominated by the crisis with Iraq in the Middle East. Republicans hoped President Bush's high ratings on foreign policy would outran

Senate, governor's races too close to call

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- A majority of the U.S. Senate and gubernatorial races are too close to call as Election Day approaches with President George W. Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney
KATHY A. GAMBRELL, White House reporter

UPI Political Roundup

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Md. governor's race too close to call

WASHINGTON, Oct. 27 (UPI) -- As the race for governor of Maryland enters its final week, a new poll Sunday showed that Democrat Kathleen Kennedy Townsend and Republican Robert L. Erlich Jr.
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Kathleen Kennedy Townsend
WAP2002110505 - TOWSON, Maryland, Nov. 5 (UPI) - Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend is greated by supporters at her polling place along with in Towson, Maryland on Nov. 5, 2002. Townsend is in a tight race for governor with Republican candidate Bob Ehrlich. cc/cc/Chris Corder UPI

Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend (born July 4, 1951), is an American attorney who was the Lieutenant Governor of Maryland from 1995 to 2003. She ran unsuccessfully for Governor of Maryland in 2002. In 2010 she became the chair of the non-profit American Bridge, an organization that will raise funds for Democratic candidates and causes. She is member of the Kennedy family.

Townsend was born in Greenwich, Connecticut, the eldest of Robert F. Kennedy and Ethel Skakel Kennedy's 11 children, and the eldest grandchild of Joseph P. Kennedy and Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy. She was named for her aunt Kathleen Kennedy Cavendish, who had died in a plane crash in 1948. It was not assumed that the girls in the politically-oriented Kennedy family would run for office or become public persons, while she was growing up. However, after her uncle President John F. Kennedy was assassinated, her father wrote her saying, "As the oldest of the next generation you have a particular responsibility... Be kind to others and work for your country." Her family gave her the nicknames "Clean Kathleen," "the Nun," and "the Un-Kennedy".

She spent most of her childhood in McLean, Virginia and attended Stone Ridge School in nearby Bethesda, Maryland. She graduated from The Putney School in Vermont. She attended Radcliffe College (which later became part of Harvard University), receiving her bachelor's degree in history and literature with honors in 1974. She then studied at the University of New Mexico School of Law, receiving her Juris Doctor degree in 1978.

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