Twitter feed to replay JFK's 1960 campaign





Fifty years ago today, John F. Kennedy launched his campaign for the presidency of the United States, a run that only 10 months later resulted in his election.

Now, history buffs and Kennedy fans will be able to relive some of that historic campaign through a Twitter feed, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum says.

The feed, JFK__1960 (that's a double underscore, the library notes), will use campaign documents to follow the trail. Daily updates will tell followers exactly what occurred on the corresponding day in 1960.

With the recent loss of US Senator Edward M. Kennedy, the long-time Massachuetts lawmaker who was the president's younger brother, library spokeswoman Rachel Day said, the anniversary today is an even more poignant reminder "of public service and what it meant to the Kennedy family."

"The Presidency is the most powerful office in the Free World. Through its leadership can come a more vital life for all of our people. In it are centered the hopes of the globe around us for freedom and a more secure life," Kennedy said in a statement to the press on Jan. 2, 1960 as he began the journey that would take him to the White House.

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