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Democratic congressional candidate Amy Kennedy, of Brigantine, released a policy on fighting political corruption this past week, which received kudos from the electoral reform group End Citizens United.
Kennedy, Harrison duel over policies, endorsements

— The Press of Atlantic City

“Amy Kennedy, a former public school teacher and the wife of former congressman Patrick J. Kennedy (D-R.I.), announced Monday that she is running for the congressional seat occupied by Rep. Jeff Van Drew, the freshman lawmaker from New Jersey who opposed impeachment and switched his party affiliation to Republican.”
Amy Kennedy announces bid for N.J. House seat held by Van Drew, who switched parties after impeachment

— The Washington Post


“The field of Democrats vying to oust Representative Jeff Van Drew got more crowded on Monday as Amy Kennedy, the wife of former Representative Patrick Kennedy, entered the race, bringing the instant name recognition of a political dynasty to the New Jersey congressional race.”
Kennedy Family Member Joins N.J. Race Against Democratic Defector Jeff Van Drew

— The New York Times


“Kennedy, a yearslong resident of Brigantine, north of Atlantic City, highlighted the economy and environmental issues in the minutelong video announcing her run. She also criticized the president and Van Drew for contributing to a decline in morality in public discourse.”
Amy Kennedy to run against party-switching
US Rep. Van Drew

— The Associated Press


“Kennedy — a former public-school teacher who currently is education director of the Kennedy Forum, where she advocates for policy change in education and mental health — joins five other candidates in the Democratic primary, where tension between establishment Democrats and progressives is running high.”
Democrat Amy Kennedy will run for Jeff Van Drew’s New Jersey congressional seat

— Philadelphia Inquirer


“I wanted to work for the person who I thought would best represent the district I grew up in. I know Amy Kennedy’s that candidate because she’s dedicated to serving people in our community and doing what’s right,” said Roesch. “Amy Kennedy won’t turn her back on South Jersey families like mine.”
Kennedy hires Van Drew’s old campaign manager

— New Jersey Globe


“Roesch praised Kennedy as ‘a public school teacher, mental health advocate, and a mom of 5 that will never stop fighting for [South Jersey.]'”
Van Drew’s ex-campaign manager working for Democrat running against him

— The Hill


“Speaking at tonight’s Indivisible rally in a parking lot adjacent to the boardwalk, Democrat Amy Kennedy stood with Martin Luther King III as she channeled a variation on the words of her late father-in-law in defiance of the developing rally for President Donald J. Trump a block away.”
Defiant Kennedy Tells Protesters
that ‘The Dream Goes on”

— InsiderNJ


“Kennedy, a fourth generation resident of south Jersey, sees the race as ‘a unique opportunity to marry both my last name with my local roots.'”
Women Rule Podcast

— POLITICO


“A heritage of political giants, like John, Bobby, and Ted Kennedy, who inspired millions of young people to become involved in the political process. Ms. Kennedy recognizes what her last name means, not just across South Jersey, but also the entire country.”
Young People, Vote for Amy Kennedy: The Candidate We Deserve

— InsiderNJ


“In South Jersey, mental health and substance abuse are core concerns for voters, making it a key issue for Democratic candidates vying to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Jeff Van Drew in the state’s 2nd Congressional District. Amy Kennedy, one of those candidates, hosted a panel discussion Thursday morning at Enlightened Cafe in Ventnor to coincide with the rollout of her plan on the issues.”
Forum focuses on mental health, substance abuse

— The Press of Atlantic City