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Most diverse group to ever attend a political kick-off

Kingston spent a chunk of his speech focusing on diversity. "We're joined here by perhaps the most diverse group to ever attend a political kick-off," Kingston said at one point, naming Democrats, independents, and Republicans and ticking off a list of racial backgrounds of those in attendance. "And people representing all faiths or no faith at all. You see--It's in my DNA to bring people together. It's what I've done my entire adult life."

Kingston's six-minute kickoff video begins with photos showing his working-class upbringing and his family of four children. The video also focuses on Kingston's multicultural experience.

Others who spoke ahead of Kingston included the Reverend Ray Hammond, pastor of Jamaica Plain's Bethel A.M.E. Church. Kingston in a campaign video is seen recalling his time as an undergraduate at the University of Pennsylvania, where he joined the local chapter of Martin Luther King Jr.'s fraternity and was the first white student to join the gospel choir.

Source: 2018 Massachusetts Senatorial campaign site JohnKingston.com , Mar 31, 2018

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