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Ted Kennedy Jr. will not run for Senate



I know a whole lot of people who are saying, "Damn!" right about now.  The Hill is reporting that Ted Kennedy's son will not be running for John Kerry's seat in Massachussetts, should Kerry be confirmed as our next Secretary of State:

Kennedy Jr. said that although he's "extremely grateful for all of the offers of support," he doesn't want to uproot his family from their current home in Connecticut, and doesn’t feel good about moving to Massachusetts to run for a seat outside of his current home state. Kennedy said he has a "strong desire" to some day seek office "at another point in my future," most likely in Connecticut.

Ted Kennedy's wife, Victoria Kennedy, has also been mentioned as a potential candidate, and so far has no comment.

According to state law, Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) must appoint a temporary successor, and many believe he’ll select someone who does not intend to run for the seat in the special election.

Spokesmen for retiring Reps. Barney Frank (D-Mass.) and John Olver (D-Mass.) declined to comment when asked if they had been contacted by Duval or would consider the interim position; both seem natural temporary fits.

Ohhh pleaseohpleaseohplease choose Barney Frank. Pleeeeeease?

drive the gop crazy


Question: Should Ted Kennedy, Jr. run for U.S. Senate?


What do you think of a Ted Kennedy, Jr. run for Joe Lieberman's U.S. Senate seat? I am not asking this casually.

Friends of Teddy's in Connecticut would appreciate your feedback.

Please tweet your answer to @GottaLaff or leave a comment under this post, or both.


Ted Kennedy Jr.'s Emotional E-mail Invoking His Father's Name


By GottaLaff

Ted Kennedy, Jr. pulled out all the stops to help Martha Coakley get elected:

[...] That Senator will have big shoes to fill and I know that Martha Coakley is ready to fill them.

My father was a hero to me, not just because he was a great Dad, but also because of what he fought for every day [...]

Just as he was always there for me, he was always there for the people of Massachusetts. Now it’s time that we are all there for him and all that he stood for. Martha Coakley’s race gets closer by the day and today, we must work harder than ever to keep this seat in Democratic hands so that we can continue our shared fight for working families. Will you ensure that my father’s hard work continues? [...]

Without Martha Coakley in the Senate many of the things we’ve worked so hard to achieve are in danger, including my father’s 40 year fight to pass real, comprehensive health care. [...]

Your support couldn’t come at a more crucial time. Thank you for standing with me, my family and Martha Coakley.


Ted Kennedy Jr.

If that doesn't garner support, I don't know what will.