Rep. Joe Kennedy III rules out 2020 bid, but encourages 'big, broad field'

"I've got enough on my plate," Rep. Joe Kennedy III told "Powerhouse Politics."

February 7, 2019, 4:10 AM

U.S. Rep. Joe Kennedy III, D-Mass., has ruled out a 2020 presidential run, despite being the subject of speculation.

"I've got enough on my plate," the three-term House member said on ABC News' "Powerhouse Politics" podcast.

"I actually am one of those folks that encourage a big, broad field and that's because I think we are at a time our country is in a transition, economically, societally, culturally," Kennedy told Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl and Political Director Rick Klein.

Kennedy went on to call the upcoming election "critically important."

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