Dodd's Many Kennedys.. And A Shriver (UPDATED)

(Changed post to clarify gender of Kennedy son and identity of other Kennedy son)

Sen. Chris Dodd and Sen. Edward M. Kennedy are closer than close friends, more akin to brothers than colleagues.

Kennedy's endorsement, as was postulated yesterday, is important in the primary and will actually help the candidate who receives it.

If the trend of Kennedy endorsements are a sign of where Ted is leaning, then Sen. Dodd has the best odds.

In a few hours, for example, the campaign will announce the endorsement of Robert Sargent
Shriver III, son of Eunice Kennedy and member of the city council in Santa Monica, CA.

Dodd has previously been endorsed by Sen. Kennedy's sons Ted Jr. and Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI).

Presented by

Marc Ambinder is an Atlantic contributing editor. He is also a senior contributor at Defense One, a contributing editor at GQ, and a regular contributor at The Week.

The Best 71-Second Animation You'll Watch Today

A rock monster tries to save a village from destruction.

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

The Best 71-Second Animation You'll Watch Today

A rock monster tries to save a village from destruction.

Video

The Case for Napping at Work

Most Americans don't get enough sleep. More and more employers are trying to help address that.

Video

A Four-Dimensional Tour of Boston

In this groundbreaking video, time moves at multiple speeds within a single frame.

Video

Who Made Pop Music So Repetitive? You Did.

If pop music is too homogenous, that's because listeners want it that way.

Video

Stunning GoPro Footage of a Wildfire

In the field with America’s elite Native American firefighting crew

More in Politics

Just In