Kennedy holds election watch party in Newton
NEWTON, Mass. (WHDH) -- Joe Kennedy III and his fiancé Lauren got a warm reception on a chilly Election Day, but even the candidate couldn’t escape the long lines at his polling place at Brookline High School.
“The turnout is spectacular,” said Kennedy. “We were waiting in line for a bit over an hour.”
Kennedy said that makes him feel good about his chances of beating Republican businessman Sean Bielat for the Fourth Congressional seat vacated by retired Rep. Barney Frank.
“Just from the excitement that I’ve seen going across the district over the past couple of days, there’s no doubt people want to get out and want to have their voices heard,” said Kennedy.
The 32-year-old former prosecutor made six final campaign stops Tuesday -- from Newton to Fall River, to Attleboro and Taunton, some with his father, Joe Kennedy II.
Despite the candidate’s pedigree, he said he’s been pounding the pavement for 10 months to prove he’s more than just his last name.
“Greeting voters, shaking hands and making sure people understand that there’s a lot at stake at this election. Make sure that they make an informed decision,” said Kennedy.
The democratic hopeful will hold his watch party in Newton. It is expected to be a family affair.