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Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:01 AM

Breaking: A Kennedy considers following in his father’s footsteps

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A Kennedy considers following in his father’s footsteps

Washington (CNN) - The late Sen. Edward Kennedy’s son, Ted Kennedy Jr., is seriously considering running for Sen. John Kerry’s seat if Kerry leaves the Senate to become the next Secretary of State, a Kennedy family friend tells CNN.

Kerry is said to be the frontrunner to succeed Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is leaving her post next year. And Kennedy is being encouraged by friends and some Democratic Party leaders to run for the Massachusetts seat, which Kerry has held since 1985.

“He is listening to everyone, but he is not going to make a decision unless there is an open seat,” said the friend, who noted the telephone calls to Kennedy urging him to run have increased in the past 48 hours.

A poll released this week by WBUR shows that Democrats would have trouble holding Kerry’s seat if Republican Sen. Scott Brown decides to run for it. Brown lost his own re-election bid in November, a defeat attributed to a well-funded opponent in Elizabeth Warren and a strong Democratic turnout in a presidential election year. In 2010, Brown won a special election to fill the late Sen. Kennedy’s unexpired term.

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http://politicalticker.blogs.cnn.com/2012/12/20/a-kennedy-considers-following-in-his-fathers-footsteps/




Edward M. Kennedy, Jr. - BIO: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Edward_M._Kennedy,_Jr.





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Reply Breaking: A Kennedy considers following in his father’s footsteps (Original post)
Tx4obama Dec 2012 OP
TDale313 Dec 2012 #1
CaliforniaPeggy Dec 2012 #2
freshwest Dec 2012 #7
Marie Marie Dec 2012 #3
Historic NY Dec 2012 #4
jberryhill Dec 2012 #5
Tutonic Dec 2012 #6
ProudProgressiveNow Dec 2012 #8
RBInMaine Dec 2012 #9
RBInMaine Dec 2012 #10
sheshe2 Dec 2012 #11
Sanity Claws Dec 2012 #12
BlueDemKev Dec 2012 #13
Tx4obama Dec 2012 #19
tartan2 Dec 2012 #14
apnu Dec 2012 #15
LadyBirdJohnson Dec 2012 #16
Myrina Dec 2012 #17
RoccoR5955 Dec 2012 #18
LeftInTX Dec 2012 #20
Auntie Bush Dec 2012 #21
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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:05 AM

1. Good news. n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:06 AM

2. That would be sweet indeed...

Full circle for the Kennedy clan........and for us.

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Response to CaliforniaPeggy (Reply #2)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:54 AM

7. It would be healing to the nation. But they've given so much, I won't fault him if he doesn't.


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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:15 AM

3. Sounds like great news to me.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:18 AM

4. Go for it don't let that snake back.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:33 AM

5. That's a dangerous ambition for a Kennedy

Geez, what a headline.

My wife said, "Which one?"

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 12:37 AM

6. Crank up the engine Scott, time to drive that puppy out of town.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 02:41 AM

8. K&R nt

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:04 AM

9. He should run and put the Koch-Pandering Naked Man out of business once and for all.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:09 AM

10. RUN TED RUN ! Put The Naked Man out of business once and for all.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 07:20 AM

11. Who out there said we had no one to run for that seat?

Hmmm?

Go MA. Go!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 07:29 AM

12. Brown was beaten

Why do the so-called pundits keep attributing it to Warren's being well-funded? Her campaign showed what an ass he was and I don't think the electorate will forget it so soon.

I just don't see Brown as a strong candidate for the Republicans. Bring him on!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:20 AM

13. Awesome!!

Ted Kennedy, Jr. is a cancer survivor and should be able to generate plenty of sympathy vote. He may be the key to our keeping this seat Democratic.

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Response to BlueDemKev (Reply #13)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:01 PM

19. I think he could win even without the sympathy vote. n/t

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 09:23 AM

14. oh this would be a whole lot of awesome!!!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:45 AM

15. Holy cow! He looks just like his dad. (nt)

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 10:48 AM

16. Thank God!!!!!

I was praying that he accepted the challenge and took up the banner. He is a pure soul with an incredible story (losing his leg to cancer). Scott Brown wouldn't dare go up against him, he will be slaughtered!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:14 AM

17. Yes, please!

I this man & think he would be one hell of a fighter for us average folks.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 11:29 AM

18. Go Ted Go!

He can win, but he has to run a good campaign.
Cokeley also wants the seat... AGAIN, but her campaign was crap, and that's why MA got Brown in the Senate. Time to wipe the brown off MA, once again, and for all!

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 04:08 PM

20. Good news

I remember when he was a kid

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Fri Dec 21, 2012, 06:44 PM

21. Awesome! My prayers would be answered! Been wanting himto run for public office for a long time.

He was so articulate when I heard him speak. Fell in love right then and there.

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Response to Tx4obama (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 12:55 AM

22. So, what are his qualifications?

Aside from his relatives. Has he held office before? Is he active in his community? What positions has he taken on key issues? According to the article cited, he lives in Conneticuit: how well does he know Massachusetts and its voters?

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