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RFK's son considering Senate bid from Illinois
Associated Press ^ | May 20, 2009

Posted on 05/20/2009 12:23:56 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY

CHICAGO (AP) - A spokeswoman says a son of the late Robert F. Kennedy is seriously considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama.

Spokeswoman Kasey Madden didn't say Wednesday when Chicago businessman Chris Kennedy would make an announcement.

The seat Kennedy is interested in is now held by Sen. Roland Burris, who was appointed by ousted former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich.

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TOPICS: News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: 2010; il2010; rfkjr
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1 posted on 05/20/2009 12:23:57 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Please....enough with the Kennedy thing.
2 posted on 05/20/2009 12:26:31 PM PDT by gimme1ibertee (For the sake of our Republic....RAISE HOLY HELL!)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Seems like all the Kennedy’s know how to do is drink and run for office.


3 posted on 05/20/2009 12:26:53 PM PDT by Bullish ( Reality is the best cure for delusion.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

No more Kennedys, no more Clintons and no more Bushs.


4 posted on 05/20/2009 12:27:24 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Will we NEVER be free of this awful family?


5 posted on 05/20/2009 12:28:07 PM PDT by 13Sisters76 ("It is amazing how many people mistake a certain hip snideness for sophistication. " Thos. Sowell)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Is the Kennedy Clan running out of dough? Crooked politics is the easiest way to raise a lot of money fast.


6 posted on 05/20/2009 12:29:06 PM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Free ThinkerNY

He’s the black one, right?


7 posted on 05/20/2009 12:29:40 PM PDT by Sybeck1 (No teleprompters were harmed in the creation of this post.)
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To: Bullish

No, no. Not correct. They know how to drink, run for office and spend OUR money.

There you go!


8 posted on 05/20/2009 12:29:52 PM PDT by RexBeach ("Do your duty in all things." Robert E. Lee)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Well the Democrats have to do something. Burris is a disaster waiting to happen, but running someone against him in the primary will alienate a significant percentage of the black base. A Kennedy might be a big enough draw to overcome that. Chris Kennedy’s lived in the area for 20 years or so, runs the Merchanise Mart for the family business, and can escape any carpetbagger labels.


9 posted on 05/20/2009 12:32:14 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Another carpetbagging Kennedy? What state does he live in?


10 posted on 05/20/2009 12:33:59 PM PDT by Sig Sauer P220 (The great object is that every man be armed. - Patrick Henry)
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To: gimme1ibertee

Please enough with this Chicago culture of corruption thing...


11 posted on 05/20/2009 12:34:28 PM PDT by a fool in paradise (If you like the Dept. of Motor Vehicles, the IRS, and the Post Office, you'll love govt Health Care)
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To: Sig Sauer P220
Another carpetbagging Kennedy? What state does he live in?

He's lived in Illinois for about 20 years.

12 posted on 05/20/2009 12:35:25 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I heard on the radio that he was encouraged to run by Bill Daley, which means he must be Mayor Daley’s candidate. Which means he’ll be the next Senator from Illinois. And who knows — maybe he’ll run for president in ‘16?

I like Illinois, but it really is a loathesome place politically.


13 posted on 05/20/2009 12:39:08 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican ("During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." --Orwell)
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To: RexBeach

Kennedys:

Can’t Drive
Can’t Fly
Can’t Ski
Can’t Skipper a Boat

Yet they “know” what’s best for us.


14 posted on 05/20/2009 12:40:13 PM PDT by dfwgator (1996 2006 2008 - Good Things Come in Threes)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I hate that f-—ing family with every fiber of my being.


15 posted on 05/20/2009 12:41:38 PM PDT by Yankee
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To: dfwgator

Can’t drink either.


16 posted on 05/20/2009 12:42:32 PM PDT by RexBeach ("Do your duty in all things." Robert E. Lee)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Brace yourselves, ladies............he's really hot.

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17 posted on 05/20/2009 12:43:57 PM PDT by Lizavetta (Politicians: When they're not lying, they're stealing.)
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To: Lizavetta

hot? ROTFLMAO! clownish for sure...he has a tell-tale red nose of teddy fame


18 posted on 05/20/2009 12:45:31 PM PDT by tioga
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To: Free ThinkerNY

I can’t think of another Family that has caused more harm to the US than the Kennedys. Liberals love them, yet they represent everything liberals claim to hate:

privileged birth
elitists
using power and influence to cover up corruption
and they are all white!!


19 posted on 05/20/2009 12:46:01 PM PDT by EAGLE7 (They MAY take our lives but they'll never take our freedom!)
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To: Lizavetta

Beaver for Senate!


20 posted on 05/20/2009 12:46:25 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY ((((Truth to a Liberal, is like a crucifix to a vampire))))
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Quick, we must operate before this cancer metastasizes all over the country. Consider that for the past 50+ years we have managed to confine it to the north Atlantic Seaboard ( I THINK ). The furthest south it got was to Maryland, Kathleen Hartington Kennedy Townsend - lieutenant governor from 1995 to 2003. The furthest west before now was Robert Kennedy as NY's US Senator 1964-68.

I tell you we are doomed if this gets out of that area. Anybody know how many Joseph Kennedy descendants there are now? Is there any stopping them if they spill out over the fruited plain? How awful, just imagine voting a Kennedy for Secretary of Waste Disposal, perish the thought!

21 posted on 05/20/2009 12:46:45 PM PDT by SES1066 (Cycling to conserve, Conservative to save, Saving to Retire, will Retire to Cycle.)
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To: Lizavetta

What’s with the horse teeth?

Yikes!


22 posted on 05/20/2009 12:47:02 PM PDT by alarm rider (Any country that tells you what light bulb to use is not a free country.)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

I thought Schakowsky was talking about running? Get a three or four way primary going and Burris will back into the nomination - just like Mosley-Braun did in ‘92.


23 posted on 05/20/2009 12:47:23 PM PDT by Non-Sequitur
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To: Lizavetta
What is it with Kennedys and teeth, anyway?


24 posted on 05/20/2009 12:49:13 PM PDT by reagan_fanatic (When you put Democrats in charge, stupid things happen)
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To: xsmommy; NeoCaveman

kennedy bashing thread with potential over here.


25 posted on 05/20/2009 12:50:35 PM PDT by tioga
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To: Lizavetta
I guess Obama has endorsed him..
26 posted on 05/20/2009 12:50:36 PM PDT by EAGLE7 (They MAY take our lives but they'll never take our freedom!)
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To: tioga
hot? ROTFLMAO! clownish for sure...he has a tell-tale red nose of teddy fame

But does he have his cousin Caroline's elocution skills?

27 posted on 05/20/2009 12:51:28 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Jimmy Carter(the Godfather of Terror) allowed radical Islam to get a foothold in Iran.)
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To: w1andsodidwe

which cousin was the rapist?


28 posted on 05/20/2009 12:51:57 PM PDT by tioga
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To: tioga

Willie Kennedy Smith was accused of rape.

Michael Skakel was the one who killed a girl.


29 posted on 05/20/2009 12:53:47 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (control the teleprompter, control the world)
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Kennedys = The festering sore on the body politic.

Behold - Moss Kennedy Isley Compound - A collection of scum and villainy you will not find anywhere else.

Except maybe Chicago.

30 posted on 05/20/2009 12:53:54 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys: Can't fly, can't ski, can't drive, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

31 posted on 05/20/2009 12:54:59 PM PDT by Lizavetta (Politicians: When they're not lying, they're stealing.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

Where did you find that nice picture of Maria Shriver?


32 posted on 05/20/2009 12:55:44 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY ((((Truth to a Liberal, is like a crucifix to a vampire))))
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To: RexBeach
No, no. Not correct. They know how to drink, run for office and spend waste OUR money.

There, that's fixed.

33 posted on 05/20/2009 12:57:37 PM PDT by Bullish ( Reality is the best cure for delusion.)
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To: reagan_fanatic

“What is it with Kennedys and teeth, anyway?”

And the hair...don’t forget the hair...

Yikes.


34 posted on 05/20/2009 12:58:08 PM PDT by JenB987
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To: Lizavetta
I believe his campaign button will look something like this:
35 posted on 05/20/2009 12:58:48 PM PDT by Repealthe17thAmendment (Is this field required?)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

But, I thought that was a “black” senate seat. Are we going to stand for this obviously pigment challenged individual daring to run for this seat?


36 posted on 05/20/2009 1:00:12 PM PDT by w1andsodidwe (Jimmy Carter(the Godfather of Terror) allowed radical Islam to get a foothold in Iran.)
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To: dfwgator

Can’t Treat Women Decently


37 posted on 05/20/2009 1:00:23 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: Free ThinkerNY
Beaver for Senate!

Is that you Eddie Haskell? You owe the Beav a huge apology.

38 posted on 05/20/2009 1:01:44 PM PDT by Bullish ( Reality is the best cure for delusion.)
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To: Free ThinkerNY

Isn’t there some kind of “cure” for “acute Kennedy?”

America needs the antidote fast.

Truly amazing how the scions of a family riddled with alchohol abusers, self-serving egotists, affluent buffoons, and at least one philandering manslaughter (womanslaughter) practitioner, manage to continually get elected to higher office.


39 posted on 05/20/2009 1:05:33 PM PDT by ZULU (God guts and guns made America great. Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam.)
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To: NeoCaveman

oh, yeah..forgot about the killer cousin.

at least here in NY we passed on a kennedy.....let’s see what illinois does.


40 posted on 05/20/2009 1:06:05 PM PDT by tioga
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To: Non-Sequitur

I believe she was hoping to get appointed before Burris got it, and she’s been pretty open about her interest ever since. The state treasurer, Giannoulias, is running too.

The scenario you’ve given sure could happen. Outside of the GOP taking the seat, which I’m not counting on, I could live with Burris. He’s not the best, but he’s far from being the worst we’ve ever elected. Plus, he’s not likely to be around for the next 30 years.


41 posted on 05/20/2009 1:11:11 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican ("During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." --Orwell)
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To: Southside_Chicago_Republican

A prediction from the suburbs:

D-Primary winner? Giannoulias.

R-Primary winner? Some ridiculous RINO that obeys Little Dick Daley’s every command.


42 posted on 05/20/2009 1:28:20 PM PDT by Cletus.D.Yokel
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To: tioga

I have a feeling this guy might get caught up in a scandal in the next year, year and a half....


43 posted on 05/20/2009 1:35:07 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (control the teleprompter, control the world)
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To: NeoCaveman

oh, do tell...


44 posted on 05/20/2009 1:36:26 PM PDT by tioga
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To: Cletus.D.Yokel

I wouldn’t be surprised. Who besides Kirk is likely to run? I read the other day that some doctor I hadn’t heard of was thiking about it.


45 posted on 05/20/2009 1:44:38 PM PDT by Southside_Chicago_Republican ("During times of universal deceit, telling the truth becomes a revolutionary act." --Orwell)
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To: tioga

Well it’s nothing concrete, but his business does business with politicians that are under the watchful eye of the FBI...


46 posted on 05/20/2009 1:44:45 PM PDT by NeoCaveman (control the teleprompter, control the world)
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To: tioga

he is rather unfortunate looking isn’t he?


47 posted on 05/20/2009 1:46:58 PM PDT by xsmommy
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To: Free ThinkerNY; BillyBoy; NormsRevenge

No Kennedys!


48 posted on 05/20/2009 1:55:14 PM PDT by calcowgirl (RECALL Abel Maldonado!)
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To: a fool in paradise

That too....i’m sick of both,to be honest with you.


49 posted on 05/20/2009 7:11:02 PM PDT by gimme1ibertee (For the sake of our Republic....RAISE HOLY HELL!)
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To: calcowgirl; Cletus.D.Yokel; Free ThinkerNY; BillyBoy; NormsRevenge; Clintonfatigued; Impy
I didn't we could get any worse candidate for the U.S. Senate than our Illinois State Treasurer, Alexi Giannoulias (a former mob banker who is more crooked than Blago and got elected simply by being an friend of Obama's), but Chris Kennedy is really scraping the bottom of the barrel.

Seriously, the Kennedy's have destroyed Massachusetts thoroughly, must they infest other states as well? Rhode Island, New York, Maryland, Illinois...look out there might be a couple of them hiding out in California next!

It's cute how all these Kennedy's live in zillion dollar gated communities and none of them have any actual jobs. My favorite is Robert F. Kennedy Jr. being an "environmental lawyer". This guy's "career" is owning the merchandise mart in Chicago. Oh, and his political "experience" consists of working on Uncle Ted's failed 1980 presidential bid. I don't care if he's "lived" among us little people for 20 years, Kennedy is no Illinoisan, he's an imported Massachusetts socialist.

The sad thing is the RINO-infested Illinois GOP seems hell bent on recruiting ultra-liberal "Republican" Congressman Mark Kirk as their nominee. That guy is so bad he makes Steve Poizer look good. Kirk actually spent the last election gloating how Sierra Club rated him "better than Obama" on envirowacko issues.

Cletus D. Yokel is probably right though, if I had to place my bets today on what I THINK will be the outcome of the Senate primaries (not what I hope will happen), Illinois A.G. Lisa Madigan will be the RAT nominee if she chooses to run. If not, Giannoulias is the likely RAT nominee. Kirk is the likely Republican nominee unless we can get a good conservative candidate in there to stop him (thank the Sauerberg backers who were delusional that their RINO would "beat Durbin", and thus sent a message to the ILGOP that it's acceptable to shove more RINOs down our throat)

50 posted on 05/20/2009 11:18:29 PM PDT by BillyBoy (Impeach Obama? Yes We Can!)
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