Kennedy, 29, told The Associated Press that he wants to remain in his job as a prosecutor in Cape Cod's Barnstable County, a post he has had for eight months. "I've got a job I love being an assistant district attorney on the Cape, and I want to get better at it at this point," he said.
Joseph Kennedy III served as a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic after graduating from Stanford University and participated in the late Sen. Edward Kennedy's final Senate campaign in 2006.
He told AP, "I certainly thought about it [the House race] a bit with close friends and family," but he said he felt no special pressure to vindicate the family name. - AP