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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:51 AM

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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Response to shawmut (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:01 PM

1. Vicki Kennedy run. anyone but Scott Brown

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Response to shawmut (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:07 PM

2. Well, there goes my prediction.

I really believed he would run.

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Response to shawmut (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:51 PM

3. Capuano would be GREAT. And he CAN beat the NAKED KOCH BOY. Just needs a good campaign.

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Response to RBInMaine (Reply #3)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:05 PM

4. I hope so. I don't want Warren to have to deal with that NKB, is right...

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Response to shawmut (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:10 PM

5. Bummer...

Sheesh...seems that Brownie just won't go away. Of course, in this case, Prez O may end up being the "enabler", allowing him to run again.

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Response to shawmut (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 01:56 PM

6. can someone tell me who is running our country? Kennedy was probably threatened. This is no democ,

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Response to earcandle (Reply #6)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:03 PM

9. Either that, or he thought about it some and maybe figured there

 

was a good chance of himself getting hit.

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Response to shawmut (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 02:10 PM

7. I read somewhere Ben Affleck was thinking of running

Don't know how true that is; those stories pop up all the time. Maybe he could beat Brown.

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Response to Spirochete (Reply #7)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 02:52 PM

8. Afleck has not ruled it out

 

here's a link to a Salon article. Also, Ashley Judd possibly may run against McConnell in Ky. I wish I wish I wish...

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Response to xtraxritical (Reply #8)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:10 PM

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.

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Response to plethoro (Reply #10)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 01:27 AM

16. Ben says he's not running.

I read it today on IMDB. Hope Ashley runs, though - and wins.

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Response to Spirochete (Reply #16)

Wed Dec 26, 2012, 10:03 AM

17. I wish I knew whether that decision was made without

 

duress.

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Response to shawmut (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 04:49 PM

11. All the gun violence and controversy? I'm very disappointed, but not surprised.

It was the first thought that flew into my head...sadly.

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Response to shawmut (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 05:34 PM

12. No fire in the belly at 51 for rough & tumble.

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Response to shawmut (Original post)

Mon Dec 24, 2012, 09:11 PM

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.

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Response to shawmut (Original post)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 12:28 AM

14. Why not Deval Patrick?

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Response to KinMd (Reply #14)

Tue Dec 25, 2012, 01:01 AM

15. He could if he so chose, I suppose.

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