Skip to comments.Kennedy calls departure from the House a ‘sabbatical’
Posted on 03/12/2010 11:16:38 AM PST by NMEwithin
A Washington Post report about U.S. Rep. Patrick J. Kennedys decision to retire quotes the Rhode Island congressman as saying he is not leaving for good what the Post calls the family business.
I consider it taking a sabbatical, Kennedy told Post reporter Philip Rucker. Ruckers story, posted Thursday afternoon on www.WashingtonPost.com, said Kennedy will transfer his roughly $500,000 in campaign funds to an interest-bearing account, which he says he might tap if he chooses to run for the Senate some day.
Kennedy spokesman Adam Brand suggested in an e-mail exchange with the Providence Journal that, while Kennedys campaign fund currently holds about $500,000, the war chest will diminish even though the congressman is not running for reelection this year.
We know there are going to be continuing expenses, costs incurred while preparing the committee for next year, and federal campaign regulations to follow, Brand said. Once all of that is taken care of, the congressman will decide what to do with the remaining campaign funds. Brand did not give an estimate of what Kennedy can expect to retain in his fund when he leaves Congress.
As for Kennedys discussion of the possibility of an eventual Senate run, Brand said, The congressman is committed to his current job and is looking forward to the next phase of his career and has no plans to run for elected office. Rhode Island has two fantastic senators and the congressman looks forward to supporting both of them in elections to come.
Taking time off for a couple of terms until the Democrats can get a majority again...
I’m thinking Rehab again...
Once leaving ... I imagine it would be very difficult to reenter the arena again. Or have any desire at all to do so.
Yeah, well he also called a drunken car crash “sleep walking”...those kennedys...what bunch of kidders...Ted Kennedy (D-HELL) must be smiling UP at the boy right now...
Patrick "Patches" Kennedy
Don’t let the door hit you in the ass...
He thinks this is a KENNEDY SEAT! HA! Patrick, get some help.
What a baby.
Is he planning to take up a hobby? Mixology perhaps?
One less vote...Am I correct or no?
Dry out the drunk again.
Dry out the drunk again.
The congressman is committed to his current job and is looking forward to the next phase of his (family) career.”
Sorry...I meant to end with “thank you.”
What else is new??? These politicians are like ticks...the only way to get rid of them is to pull them off, and either flush them down the drain or burn them up...
Hopefully he’ll get some help
Probably. But then there’s the possibility of overdose w/ so much time on his hands for the next two years.