Mon Dec 24, 2012, 11:51 AM
Tx4obama (36,974 posts)
Ted Kennedy Jr. has decided NOT to run for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts
Kennedy passes on Senate run
Atlanta (CNN) - After giving it serious consideration, Ted Kennedy Jr. has decided not to run for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts, he will say in a statement that will be released Monday.
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Edward Kennedy Jr. not running for Senate seat
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."
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Ted Kennedy Jr. has decided NOT to run for U.S. Senate in Massachusetts (Original post)
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Response to Little Star (Reply #1)
Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:30 PM
Mass (26,855 posts)
3. Same here.
I'd love for Markey to run. Capuano is fine too, and even Lynch is better than Brown, even if he is not my first choice.
I am unfamiliar with Carmen Ortiz, but I assume at the very least she is better than Brown.
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Mon Dec 24, 2012, 12:16 PM
NPolitics1979 (613 posts)
2. The Democratic Primary Race in the 2013 Special Election is going to be between Boston Area US Reps.
Markey,Capuano,and Lynch, along with wildcards such as Affleck,State Senator Ben Downing,and US Attorney Carmen Ortiz.
Markey and/or Capuano would defer to each other. The frontrunners would be either Lynch-D vs Markey-D or Lynch-D vs Capuano-D.
Markey or Capuano would be getting the nomination.
Regarding the General Election. If the likely Democratic Nominee in 2013 Special Election defeats Scott Brown-R in the General Election. He or she is going to win re-election in 2014 unless that person is Lynch-D who is likely to face a primary challenge from the left. If the likely Democratic Nominee in 2013 Special Election-loses to Scott Brown-R in the General Election. Then the DSCC would be asking Deval Patrick-D who is more focused on seeking the Democratic Nomination for President, Ted Kennedy Jr-could reconsider moving to MA after it is known that MA voters have to put up with Scott Brown-R for the next 6 years-if Brown-R were to win in November 2014.
Joe Kennedy the 4th will be the Democratic Nominee for the US Senate in 2020-if Brown-R is the incumbent. or 2024-if Warren-D decides to retire.