03/25/2014 05:51 pm ET

Ted Kennedy Jr. Ponders State Senate Race In Connecticut


Ted Kennedy Jr., son of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy (D-Mass.), is considering a run for a Connecticut Senate seat.

The Associated Press reports:

The son of the late U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy, of Massachusetts, said he will decide within two weeks whether to seek this year’s Democratic nomination for the 12th Senatorial District seat being vacated by retiring Guilford Democrat Edward Meyer.

Kennedy thanked the 79-year-old Meyer for his service.

‘‘I have been encouraged by many friends and civic leaders to consider running for the 12th Senate District seat,’’ Kennedy said in a statement. ‘‘I intend to seriously evaluate this opportunity for public service, and to discuss it with my family, close friends and leaders throughout the district.’’

Meyer told the Connecticut Mirror he expects Kennedy to run for the seat.

Kennedy, 52, lives in Branford, Conn., which is part of the 12th District, and works as a health care lawyer. Patrick Kennedy, his brother, is a former U.S. representative from Rhode Island and is currently working on a book about his struggles with addiction and mental illness.

Read more from the Associated Press here.



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