Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:51 AM
shawmut (1,517 posts)
Edward Kennedy Jr. not running for Senate seat
Source: Boston Herald
December 24, 2012
HARTFORD, Conn. — Edward Kennedy Jr., the Connecticut-based son of the late U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy, says he has decided not to run for the Massachusetts Senate seat that will become vacant if U.S. Sen. John Kerry is confirmed as Secretary of State.
The 51-year-old health care lawyer issued a statement Monday saying he's "extremely grateful for all of the offers of support" he has received from people urging him to run, including his father's former colleagues. But he said he considers Connecticut his home.
Kennedy did not rule out running for public office entirely, saying he has a "strong desire" to serve and hopes to have that opportunity "at another point in my future."
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick will be required to appoint someone to fill Kerry's seat pending a special election.
Read more: http://bostonherald.com/news_opinion/us_politics/2012/12/edward_kennedy_jr_not_running_senate_seat
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Edward Kennedy Jr. not running for Senate seat (Original post)
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Response to xtraxritical (Reply #8)
Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:10 PM
plethoro (594 posts)
10. I think Ashley Judd has a better chance in Kentucky than Ben
Afleck does in Massachusetts. We talk to folks back in Massachusetts every week. Years ago, my father-in-law was the Director of the Budget for the entire State. Myself, I think Scott Brown will win it...particularly if he was facing Ben Afleck.
Response to plethoro (Reply #10)
Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:27 AM
Spirochete (4,237 posts)
16. Ben says he's not running.
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I read it today on IMDB. Hope Ashley runs, though - and wins.
Response to shawmut (Original post)
Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:11 PM
davidpdx (9,157 posts)
13. Who are the possible Ds left that could run?
I'm disappointed, but not surprised. He would have had some giant footsteps to follow in. Maybe someday he'll reconsider.