Ted Kennedy's Son Weighs Run for Connecticut State Senate

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Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 06:38 PM

By Cathy Burke

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The son of the late Sen. Ted Kennedy says he’ll "seriously evaluate" a run for the Connecticut state Senate and make up his mind within the next two weeks.

"I have been encouraged by many friends and civic leaders to consider running for the 12th Senate District seat,’’ said a statement Tuesday from Edward Kennedy III, also known as Ted Kennedy Jr., who lives in Branford, a community on the Long Island Sound shoreline near New Haven.

"I intend to seriously evaluate this opportunity for public service and to discuss it with my family, close friends and leaders throughout the district,’’ the statement said.

Kennedy, 52, has previously signaled his eagerness to embrace the family legacy, noting in an interview with The New York Times last year, "I come from a family of public servants."

An opportunity opened up Monday when state Sen. Ed Meyer announced his retirement.

Meyer told The Connecticut Mirror that he was looking at Kennedy "as a successor" and had called him earlier in the day to let him know about the announcement.

No declared candidates are in the race, but GOP Chairman Jerry Labriola Jr. told The Associated Press that the district is "trending Republican" and "it’s hard to imagine that the voters would choose to move farther to the left of Ed.’’

Kennedy, a healthcare lawyer, is an advocate for people with disabilities and co-founder of the Marwood Group, a healthcare-focused advisory and consulting firm headquartered in New York City.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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