Fundraiser in Springfield for Joseph Kennedy IIIJuly 13th, 2012 at 2:23 pm by Lynn Barry under Politics
Joseph Kennedy III is running for Congress for the seat now held by Barney Frank.
On Monday, July 16th, he’ll be making the 70 mile trip up the Pike for a fundraiser for his campaign at the Sheraton in Springfield.
Even though the congressional seat he’s running for is in eastern Mass, the Kennedy’s have lots of friends here in Western Mass.
The Kennedy family had a longstanding, close relationship with the late Don Dowd ofWest Springfield. Dowd, had worked in the campaigns, of John, Robert and Ted Kennedy.
He was a close confidant of the late Senator Ted Kennedy and was his Western Massachusetts coordinator.
Now Dowd’s friend and his nephew Dean Martilli, who served as chief of staff to former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, are organizing the Springfield event.
They’ve even created a postcard for the event.
It’s a bit reminiscent of when Sen. Ted Kennedy in the 80′s and 90′s would pack up family members for a summer visit to Western Mass, with the family visiting such fun spots as the old Riverside Park and Mt.Tom, where there was once an alpine slide.