Ted Kennedy Jr. May Be Mulling Run for Kerry’s Senate Seat

Wednesday, 19 Dec 2012 11:39 AM

By Bill Hoffmann

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Ted Kennedy Jr. may plan to run for the senate seat of John Kerry if the Massachusetts senator becomes Secretary of State.

"It's no secret that Ted is interested in entering politics, after a long and successful career as a disability rights advocate and businessman,’’ a Kennedy friend and advisor told Politico’s Playbook.

“Numerous people in Massachusetts have reached out to him to ask him to consider running for office there, and if Senator Kerry is nominated to a Cabinet post, it's fair to say that he will be giving this very serious consideration."

Kennedy, 51, a resident of Branford, Conn., and president of the Marwood Group, a New York-based healthcare advisory firm, has been mum on the possibility so far.

But as Politico reports, in an interview at the Democratic National Convention last September, Kennedy told the “Today’’ show’s Savannah Guthrie:

"We all have been brought up in a tradition to try to give back . . . I hope one day I'd be honored to serve in some capacity."

In Wednesday’s Boston Globe, columnist Scot Lehigh turned up the heat on the political future of the son of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, noting that it could be fraught with peril.

"[T]he most noteworthy Democrat said to be interested in a candidacy is Ted Kennedy Jr. But as the son of the former senator and a current resident of Connecticut, Kennedy would need to win the seat on his own [rather than being appointed by Gov. Deval Patrick as the interim senator],’’ Lehigh wrote.

“Any hint of a deliberately conferred political advantage would foster accusations of entitlement and spark voter resentment.’’

Lehigh says that after Kennedy, “the four most mentioned potential candidates’’ are Democratic Massachusetts Reps. Ed Markey, Mike Capuano and Stephen Lynch, and former Rep. Bill Keating.


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