Watch: Joe Kennedy III Announces Bid for Barney Frank's Seat

Kennedy, the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy and the son of former US Representative Joseph P. Kennedy II, starts the three-minute announcement, saying: “I believe this country was founded on a simple idea: That every person deserves to be treated fairly — by each other, and by their government. But that’s not happening in America anymore. I’ve spoken to people across Massachusetts who believe that Washington no longer works for them.” He goes on to share his views on jobs, the economy, education, as well as his background, before wrapping it up with a nod to his family’s legacy: “My family has had the great privilege of serving Massachusetts before. They taught me that public service is an honor, given in trust, and that trust must be earned each and every day. That’s exactly what I intend to do.”  [YouTube]