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Back home, a member of the family has been lost
Boston Globe - Boston, Mass.
Subjects: Series & special reports; Mothers; Senators
Author: Filipov, David
Date: Aug 27, 2009
Start Page: B.5
Section: Metro
Abstract (Document Summary)

Like so many people in Massachusetts, my mother felt she had developed a personal relationship with the senator that transcended the normal dynamic between voter and candidate, between constituent and politician. Soon after it came to light that he had driven off a bridge at Chappaquiddick Island in 1969 and failed to report the incident in which Mary Jo Kopechne died, my mom and dad, Alexander M. Filipov, wrote the young senator a letter of support.

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