Joe Kennedy, Scion Of Family Dynasty, Defeated In US Senate Bid

The 39-year-old Kennedy said he had called his opponent, Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey, 74, "to congratulate him and to pledge my support to him and his campaign in the months ahead."

Joe Kennedy, Scion Of Family Dynasty, Defeated In US Senate Bid

Joe Kennedy III is the grandnephew of assassinated president John F Kennedy (AFP)

Washington, United States:

Joe Kennedy III, the grandnephew of assassinated president John F Kennedy, conceded defeat in his bid for a seat in the US Senate Tuesday, a major blow for the legendary American political dynasty.

The 39-year-old Kennedy said he had called his opponent, Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey, 74, "to congratulate him and to pledge my support to him and his campaign in the months ahead."

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