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Faced with the problem of choosing a career Kennedy worked for several months in 1945 as a reporter for the Hearst newspapers covering the conference at San Francisco that established the United Nations There he noted the belligerent Russian attitude Ultimately he decided on a political career and returned to Boston In so choosing he took the place of his brother Joseph who had seemed destined for politics but had been killed in World War II His opportunity came when James M Curley vacated his seat in the House of Representatives from the overwhelmingly Democratic 11th Massachusetts Congressional District to become mayor of Boston Early in 1946 Kennedy announced his candidacy in the June DEMOCRATIC primary He began an elaborate and aggressive campaign against nine other candidates One of his rivals called him the poor little rich kid and others referred to him as an outsider a carpetbagger But he campaigned ceaselessly depending on a strong organization of personal followers rather than on regular Democratic party workers In the primary he nearly doubled the vote of his nearest opponent and his election in November was little more than a formality As a representative--he was reelected in 1948 and 1950--Kennedy had a mixed voting record diverging sharply at some points from the policies of President Harry TRUMAN and the Democratic party On domestic affairs he followed the administrations Fair Deal policies in most matters fighting for slum clearance and low-cost public housing As a member of the Education and Labor Committee he wrote his own temperate report concurring with the minority opposing the Taft-Hartley bill On foreign affairs he backed the Truman Doctrine but was critical of the president for not stemming the advance of communism in China h2US Senate In April 1952 Kennedy announced his candidacy for the Senate against the Republican incumbent Henry Cabot Lodge Jr Again depending on his own organization he based his campaign on the slogan Kennedy will do more for
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