Mark R. Kennedy (born April 11, 1957 in Benson, Minnesota), is an American politician. Kennedy has been a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives since 2001. He represented the 2nd District of Minnesota during the 107th Congress (2001-2003). The reapportionment following the 2000 Census resulted in Kennedy running for and winning the 6th District seat (map) in 2003. He received his B.A. at St. John's University and his M.B.A. from the University of Michigan.
Kennedy voted with President George W. Bush more often than any other Minnesota representative in 2001, 2002, and 2004. An examination of Kennedy's voting record finds that he has voted with the Bush Administration 98f the time.
Kennedy has been a strong supporter of American policy in Iraq. On October 15, 2003, he read from a circulating Internet hoax while giving testimony on the floor of the House of Representatives in support of an Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Bill. The hoax article, a comparison between Germany after WWII and the then-current situation in Iraq, had been disproven well before the date of testimony . He neglected to fact-check the source article and had it inserted into the Congressional Record. This fact-check failure isn't mentioned on his campaign website's fact-check page.