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Three brothers from one of America's most famous political families: John, Robert, and Edward Kennedy, pictured together in July 1960.

During its history, the United States has seen many families who have repeatedly produced notable politicians from their ranks, and these historic U.S. political families have had a significant impact on politics in the United States.

Many of these families have moved to national prominence from a state or regional power base. The Kennedys, for example, are particularly associated with Massachusetts; the Long family is identified with Louisiana, the Lees with Virginia, the Roosevelts with New York, the Daleys with Illinois and more specifically Chicago, the Muhlenbergs with Pennsylvania, and the Tafts with Ohio. Other political families are less connected with a specific state; for example, the Bush family began in Ohio and Connecticut, but is now more closely identified with Texas, and a member of the family was the governor of Florida. Kennedy family member Maria Shriver's husband Arnold Schwarzenegger is now governor of California. Two Udalls currently serve in Congress from Colorado and New Mexico.

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