Kennedys endorse Moran in governor's race
Former Democratic National Committee chair Terry McAuliffe might have President Bill Clinton and former Clinton aides like James Carville campaigning for him in his bid to become the next Governor of Virginia, but one of McAuliffe's rivals for the Democratic nomination just got an equally powerful political family to back his campaign. Former delegate Brian Moran announced today that he has received endorsements from Ethel Kennedy, widow of slain Attorney General Robert F. Kennedy, and Congressman Patrick Kennedy (D-RI), son of Senator Ted Kennedy (D-MA). This marks the second time in as many years the Clinton family and the Kennedy family have been at odds in a Democratic primary. Last year Senator Kennedy and daughter Caroline endorsed President Obama's candidacy over that of Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
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