Discuss as:

Kennedy set to make bid for Congress official

Joseph P. Kennedy III will announce his candidacy for Congress on Thursday, making a bid for the Massachusetts seat held by the retiring Rep. Barney Frank (D).

Kennedy, a Democrat and the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, is slated to make his long-rumored candidacy official tomorrow with a campaign video announcement in the morning followed by a half dozen events throughout the district.

Kennedy has been exploring a bid for the seat since Frank, a veteran congressman, said that he wouldn't seek re-election this fall.

The current Congress marked the first one with no Kennedy member elected to the House or Senate in over 63 years following the retirement of Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI).