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Edward M. Kennedy Jr.
will not run for Senate

Boston Globe, by Mark Arsenault

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 12/25/2012 5:00:19 AM

The decision by Edward M. Kennedy Jr. on Monday to pass on a run for US Senate in Massachusetts in 2013 eliminates one of the few Democrats with the star power to ward off serious challengers within his own party, increasing the odds of a tough Democratic primary fight that could damage the eventual nominee. Three Democratic congressmen, Edward Markey of Malden, Michael Capuano of Somerville, and Stephen Lynch of South Boston, have signaled interest in running for the Senate in a special election, for a seat expected to open

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Rather Read, 12/25/2012 5:31:51 AM     (No. 9082759)

So? Can´t this country survive without a Kennedy in office?

Frankly, with the exception of the late Eunice Shriver, all the Kennedys are pretty well worthless.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: flatwater, 12/25/2012 6:46:40 AM     (No. 9082790)

Very disappointed. What this country needs is another Chivas-swilling, pill-popping, female-groping, arrest-avoiding, drunken Kennedy staggering around the halls of Congress, doing irreparable harm to our nation while being described by media sycophants as "American Royalty."

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Hank Reardon, 12/25/2012 6:50:42 AM     (No. 9082791)

He´s holding out to be Chelsea´s VP.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Mobyclik, 12/25/2012 7:16:04 AM     (No. 9082806)

Star power? Change his last name to Smith, with the same credentials and people would say, Who? Including the Kennedy butt-licking so-called media.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: VeteranAmerican, 12/25/2012 7:59:31 AM     (No. 9082827)

No matter who the dims nominate they will be a POS

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Reply 6 - Posted by: LouD, 12/25/2012 8:11:45 AM     (No. 9082839)

#4´s comment reminds me of the time when The Swimmer, Edward Moore Kennedy, was vying for the primary nomination on his first run for senate. His opponent, Ed(?) McCormick, I believe, said "If your name was just Edward Moore, your candidacy would be a joke". He was sooo right, but Teddy´s brother was the president so the dumb voters in Mass elected him. Time and again.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: AnnG, 12/25/2012 9:13:02 AM     (No. 9082894)

Count me as another one who has grown tired of Kennedy´s. They are nothing but trust fund kids who think that it is their birthright. It´s time for them to fade away.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: hershey, 12/25/2012 10:01:06 AM     (No. 9082941)

A rather nice Christmas present.....

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Reply 9 - Posted by: ROLFnader, 12/25/2012 10:01:41 AM     (No. 9082943)

When asked if he had any plans to run for president in 2016, Kennedy said he had been giving it some thought but stated that he "would drive off that bridge when he came to it".

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Reply 10 - Posted by: grampstosix, 12/25/2012 11:19:47 AM     (No. 9083013)

They put this guys name forward without saying what he has done with his life or what he has accomplished.Probably a complete washout.

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