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During an interview at the Daily News office, Kingston, 52, a businessman, activist and political newcomer, said he would restore bipartisanship efforts in Congress to get lawmakers focused on issues such as immigration policy, the opioid crisis and crumbling infrastructure instead of divisive rhetoric.

"What I want is an America in which we can have disagreements and points of view, but we are not tearing each other down or tearing the fabric of American life apart by virtue of our prejudice," he said.

Described as an independent-minded Republican, Kingston, of Winchester, came to Massachusetts by way of Connecticut. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Harvard Law School, the father of four worked in investment management, primarily at Affiliated Managers Group, Inc., or AMG, as general counsel and later vice chairman.

Kingston is also a self-described social entrepreneur, advocating for issues such as freedom of speech on school campuses and veteran services.

Source: Milford Daily News on 2018 Massachusetts Senate race , Feb 1, 2018

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