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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 05:58 PM
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Kennedy won't run for Senate
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The son of the late U.S. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy says he wont run for the seat held by retiring Connecticut U.S. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, I-Conn., because he wants to spend more time with his two children.

WFSB-TV reports that Edward M. Kennedy Jr., a Branford resident, made the statement at the JKF Legacy Dinner on Tuesday night. The event marks the 50th anniversary of the inauguration of President John F. Kennedy.

Its something Ive thought a lot about, and I think at this point in time, Ill have to say that I think Ill have to wait before I make the plunge into a campaign, Kennedy told the TV station.


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http://www.nhregister.com/articles/2011/02/16/news/doc4...
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bigdarryl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 06:16 PM
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1. DAMN!! what's up with the Kennedy's the last couple of years not wanting to get in politics
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Auntie Bush Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 08:45 PM
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5. Maybe they don't want to get shot by some
angry, crazed Republican...especially after what happened to Gabby.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 06:22 PM
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2. Sigh. Nt
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davidpdx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 07:52 PM
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3. That's too bad
But we should respect his right to have his life stay private. This looks like a trend with the Kennedy's where no one wants to take the family back into the spotlight.
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Retrograde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 08:22 PM
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4. Good
I do not like the idea of hereditary seats, or entitled families, or the near-deification of the Kennedys. The same goes double for Bushes.
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RBInMaine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 08:59 PM
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6. How About Lamont?
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Feb-16-11 09:00 PM
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7. I think Lamont is running out of chances.
Has yet to prove he can close the deal. Got spanked in the Gubernatorial primary this last cycle.
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-11 03:46 PM
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8. Lamont pissed off volunteers for his 06 Senate campaign when he was quoted in the NYT
during last fall's Dem gubernatorial primary that he "really didn't want the Senate seat after all." Thanks a bunch, Ned.

He also didn't come across very seriously with that slogan he had "I'm my own man." It sounded silly coming out of his mouth.

I like Malloy. He seems to enjoy being in office, even tho he has had to make cuts in the state budget and to raise taxes (but progressively).

The pukes are screaming but what was their beloved "mother" Rell doing in her years as governor of CT?
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-11 11:50 PM
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10. I've soured on Lamont.
Really liked him during the '06 Senate race. Since then, though, it seems like he's all talk and no show. Also seems to be a bit of a phony.
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CTyankee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-11 04:24 PM
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11. (sigh) and I'm afraid the argument I heard from Dems I called leading up to the 06 primary
was basically correct: Lamont was indulging in a rich man's illusion. He hadn't really walked the walk and I think Malloy certainly has.
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bigwillq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-18-11 04:26 PM
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12. Malloy has.
Although I don't agree with several of his tax increase proposals. But I think Malloy has handled the budget crisis well so far.
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craigmatic Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-17-11 04:34 PM
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9. terrible news we need more Kennedys in office.
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