Joseph Kennedy III

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We've been counting down a slew of smokin' hot Republicans and now—it's time to give the Democrats some love.

So, we're kicking off our hot dem of the day with a member of the Kennedy fam because looks and the Kennedy legacy simply must go hand-in-hand (hats off to you, JFK and Jackie O).

With that chiseled jaw and that tossled ginger head of hair, Joseph P. Kennedy III is currently running for the congressional seat in Massachusetts fourth congressional district. He was previously a lawyer for the Middlesex County District Attorney's office (he resigned in January to run for office) and his father is former U.S. congressman Joseph Patrick Kennedy II.

In February, the 31-year-old Harvard Law school graduate formally announced his decision to enter the political race, gunning for the seat of retiring Rep. Barney Frank:

"I believe this country was founded on a simple idea: that every person deserves to be treated fairly, by each other and by their government," he said in an election video, while also vowing to fight for a "fair job plan" a "better educational system," a "fair tax code" and a "fair housing policy."

Tuesday night at the DNC, the lust-worthy-lawyer paid tribute to his late uncle Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, who passed away in 2009. If Joseph wins the election, he will be the first Kennedy in office since Edward's death and the retirement of Rhode Island Rep. Patrick Kennedy.

We'd say he certainly has the looks to sustain the Kennedy legacy but only time will tell if he has the 'tude.

The only drawback to the handsome dude? He's engaged to his law school love Lauren Birchfield.

Then again, it's probably for the best—you know—so Taylor Swift can't swoop.

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