Joseph P. Kennedy III, the grandson of Robert Kennedy, told the Boston Globe that he will not run for Congress in 2010.
Kennedy, 29, who is an assistant district attorney in Massachusetts, was widely viewed as a potential contender for the House seat now occupied by Rep. Bill Delahunt (D-Mass.). There has been speculation that Delahunt may decide to retire and not seek re-election.
But Kennedy will not be in the running.
"I think that we've got a great congressman. He continues to serve the people of the 10th District well," he told the Globe. "I'm a longtime supporter of his, and I hope he runs again."
Kennedy did not rule out a future career in politics, saying that elective office is "something I'm definitely interested in."