Monday, April 7, 1952
JFK announced that he would be a candidate for the United States Senate in the November, 1962 elections. The day before he had consulted with Archbishop Richard Cushing to make sure that the Catholic Church would not frown on his announcement during Holy Week.
Given private assurances that the church had no objections, JFK released a one page statement outlining his positions and reasons for running. He cited the growing dangers of Communism, the decline of industry and manufacturing in Massachusetts, and the need for more forceful leadership in the Massachusetts Senate delegation,
Kennedy also released his political biography. As one recent biographer summed up;