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Robert Kennedy's son 'to run' for Barack Obama's old Illinois Senate seat
The Telegraph ^ | 5/20/2009

Posted on 05/20/2009 8:36:13 PM PDT by bruinbirdman

Christopher Kennedy, a son of the late Robert F Kennedy is considering a run for the US Senate seat once held by President Barack Obama, the latest member of his family dynasty to take a stab at politics.

A spokeswoman for the Chicago businessman, Christopher Kennedy, said on Wednesday that Mr Kennedy was "seriously considering" a run but would not say when he would announce his decision.

Mr Kennedy's father was a US senator when he was assassinated while campaigning for the presidency in 1968. He is a nephew of the late President John F Kennedy and current US Senator Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts. His cousin, Caroline Kennedy, earlier this year dropped a bid to be appointed to the New York Senate seat once held by the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton.

Mr Obama's former seat is now held by Senator Roland Burris, who was appointed by the ousted former Illinois governor, Rod Blagojevich.

If Mr Kennedy enters the race, he will be part of what is shaping up to be a crowded Democratic primary election for Mr Burris's seat. The state treasurer, Alexi Giannoulias, already is raising money and the Republican, Jan Schakowsky is considering a run, too.

The seat has been in the spotlight since Blagojevich appointed Mr Burris to it after the then-governor's arrest on federal corruption charges. Mr Burris has been under investigation by the US Senate Ethics Committee and the Sangamon County state's attorney for changing his story about the circumstances of his appointment.

He has not said whether he will seek re-election.

At 45, Christopher Kennedy is a prominent member of Chicago's business community. He is president of Merchandise Mart Properties Inc which manages real estate around the country, including Chicago's Merchandise Mart, a sprawling complex at the heart of the

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: 2010; badskin; il2010; kennedy; rfkjr

1 posted on 05/20/2009 8:36:13 PM PDT by bruinbirdman
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To: bruinbirdman

Can’t be any less qualified than, say, Al Franken.

I thought the Senate was the careful, thoughtful, deliberative chamber.

As a nation we have become a caricature. Sad.


2 posted on 05/20/2009 8:39:57 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Stop dissing drunken sailors! At least they spend their OWN money.)
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To: bruinbirdman

He is definitely Robert’s son and a Kennedy. One could easily pick him out in a line-up.


3 posted on 05/20/2009 8:39:59 PM PDT by Notasoccermom
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To: Notasoccermom
“One could easily pick him out in a line-up.”

He's a Kennedy - eventually, you'll get to, if he doesn't off himself in some senseless way first.

4 posted on 05/20/2009 8:42:12 PM PDT by decal ("Never allow a nervous female to have access to a pistol, no matter what you're wearing.")
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To: bruinbirdman

oh lord


5 posted on 05/20/2009 8:42:43 PM PDT by yldstrk (My heros have always been cowboys--Reagan and Bush)
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To: bruinbirdman

Dear Lord!


7 posted on 05/20/2009 8:46:17 PM PDT by mylife (The Big Tent Is A Big Mistake)
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To: bruinbirdman

The Kennedy epidemic continues to spread, with new cases being reported as far west as Illinois.


8 posted on 05/20/2009 8:46:22 PM PDT by counterpunch (In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem. Government is the problem.)
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To: Nervous Tick
"Can’t be any less qualified than, say, Al Franken the former holder of that seat, Barack Hussein Obama."

yitbos

9 posted on 05/20/2009 8:48:01 PM PDT by bruinbirdman ("Those who control language control minds.")
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To: bruinbirdman

I hope he’s the nominee. Republican chances of winning will be boosted.


10 posted on 05/20/2009 8:50:56 PM PDT by Clintonfatigued (The McCain/Palin ticket was like a Kangaroo, stronger on the bottom than at the top)
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To: bruinbirdman

But, but, but...what about Mr. Burris??? How can a rich white guy come in and take away a ‘black’ Senate seat??? Does Kennedy royalty trump racial quotas???

Leave it to a mom to ask the ‘tough’ questions.


11 posted on 05/20/2009 9:06:15 PM PDT by PennsylvaniaMom (M. Thatcher, "The trouble with Socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.")
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Carpetbaggers.. Kennedys and Clintons.

Northeastern liberals have infested almost every state in the union. Yesterday, California voters tried to reject what they sow.

New York didn’t heed the warnings, will you Illinois?


12 posted on 05/20/2009 9:08:09 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed.)
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He looks like he could be Nigel Incubator Jones - Upper Class Twit of The Year.


13 posted on 05/20/2009 9:14:43 PM PDT by hometoroost (Torture? Would you rather do 5 years at Gitmo or 5 hours with the Muslims?)
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To: NormsRevenge
Carpetbaggers.. Kennedys and Clintons.

Personally, there are a few more surnames I would add (including Bush)!

We are just a few elections away from selecting all of our "leaders" in "American Idol" fashion! Deliver free beer and snacks to registered homes with the proviso that, if you don't "watch the show" and vote..., the beer and snacks will be added to your IRS tab!

14 posted on 05/20/2009 9:16:10 PM PDT by ExSES (the "bottom-line")
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To: bruinbirdman

Can we go for any time without this cancer on the body politic infesting the senate in some way.


15 posted on 05/20/2009 9:16:38 PM PDT by Jim from C-Town
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To: bruinbirdman

PLEASE...Your family has done enough to..err..for this country.


16 posted on 05/20/2009 9:31:03 PM PDT by samadams2000 (Someone important make......The Call!)
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To: bruinbirdman

Oh God, not another KENNEDY!!! Edward Munch


17 posted on 05/20/2009 9:39:09 PM PDT by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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wow he really looks like his dad a lot. i will say this.. at least he has some experience running a business, and probably has more knowledge of politics than an ordinary joe off the street. it could also be a plus that he does not seem to associate with blago. still, another kennedy, feh.


18 posted on 05/20/2009 9:49:06 PM PDT by madamemayhem (what would john wayne do?)
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To: bruinbirdman

Please, Illinois voters, spare us this extension of the Kennedy plague. But based upon what Illinois has been sending to the Senate in recent years, I’m not too hopeful.


19 posted on 05/20/2009 9:50:28 PM PDT by Will88
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To: bruinbirdman

Not another one! May the curse end!


20 posted on 05/20/2009 9:58:09 PM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable, and unambiguous clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: ExSES

A few elections away? I think it’s already here: Obama-Biden.


21 posted on 05/20/2009 9:59:24 PM PDT by DennisR (Look around - God gives countless, indisputable, and unambiguous clues that He does, indeed, exist.)
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To: bruinbirdman

Please, no. Wasn’t the debacle of Blago enough?


22 posted on 05/20/2009 10:05:14 PM PDT by BlessedBeGod (Obama's not the anti-Christ, but is making the way for him as John the Baptist did for Jesus.)
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To: DennisR
A few elections away? I think it’s already here: Obama-Biden.

You are almost right (but I didn't receive my free beer and snacks...)

23 posted on 05/20/2009 10:46:32 PM PDT by ExSES (the "bottom-line")
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