TPM Reader Photos: The Life Of Ted Kennedy

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We asked readers to send in their photos of and with Ted Kennedy in honor of his memory. Here are the submissions, with the occasional personal remembrance in accompaniment.

Senator Kennedy campaigning for Barack Obama in New Jersey the Monday before Super Tuesday 2008.

Gene Forfar

“This photo from my family’s trip to Washington in summer of 1990 was taken just outside the Capitol building and followed a lengthy exchange between Senator Kennedy and my mother over whether the lens cap was on her camera.”

Chris Galdieri

“In March of ’04, a few friends and I slept on the steps of the Supreme Court to see arguments for Elk Grove Unified School District v. Newdow — the “under god” in the pledge of allegiance case. After oral arguments, a number of VIPs spoke on the steps of the Court. Here’s Kennedy speaking to the press.”

AJL

Kennedy at a rally for ACORN at a church on Capitol Hill on March 24, 2003.

Linda Swanson

Kennedy endorsing Obama at a rally in January 2008. From TPM reader J: “I skipped work that day, like many of the people there, and managed to get a good spot on the floor. We were all used to Obama being the great orator, but on that day Kennedy’s fire, mixed with Obama’s intense humility in the face of what was happening (in essence being passed the Kennedy mantle at a critical point in the primary), was overwhelming.”

J

Kennedy at a rally for Obama in Pasadena, shortly before the California primary in February 2008.

Brian Finifter

Kennedy at a rally for Obama in Pasadena, shortly before the California primary in February 2008.

Brian Finifter

Sen. Kennedy at an Employee Free Choice Act Rally in DC’s Upper Senate Park on June 19, 2007.

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