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RFK's grandson to replace Barney Frank

(Fox News) The dream lives on for another Kennedy.

Joseph Kennedy III, the 32-year-old grandson of Robert F. Kennedy, carried the family torch to victory Tuesday when he beat his Republican challenger in the Massachusetts House race to replace retiring Democrat Barney Frank.

Kennedy, also a Democrat, defeated Republican businessman Sean Bielat in a decisive win Tuesday, carrying on the legacy of his famous political family.

With 42 percent of the vote counted, Kennedy led with 64 percent of the vote in the redrawn 4th Congressional District, the Boston Globe reported.