During the campaign, Bielat accused Kennedy of trying to coast to the office on his family name. The attack resonated with some voters, who said they are tired of the state’s famous political dynasty.
“I’m so fed up with the Kennedys,” said August Arns, 78, outside his polling place in Easton Tuesday. “They think because their name is Kennedy they should be in office.”
But for others, the Kennedy political brand is still the gold standard. Craig Barger, 64, of Easton, said he voted for Kennedy, “first of all, because he’s a Kennedy.”