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Ted Jr. may follow in dadís footsteps
Boston Herald ^ | 9/14/12 | Joe Battenfeld

Posted on 09/14/2012 10:07:24 AM PDT by raccoonradio

With one Kennedy already on the ballot this fall, don’t be surprised to see another member of the political clan soon make a bid to join the family business.

Edward M. Kennedy Jr., the eldest son of the late Massachusetts senator, is consulting with a veteran Washington political hand in a clear sign he’s seriously considering a run for office, the Herald has learned.

The 50-year-old Kennedy brought in longtime Democratic strategist Steve McMahon to help him coordinate media interviews at the party convention in Charlotte, and several sources say McMahon also is helping Kennedy with political advice.

Kennedy lives in Connecticut with his wife, Kiki, and two teenage children and runs a New York-based health care services business, but he also could look at a political run in Massachusetts, where his family is still viewed warmly by most voters.

“He’s aware his father always wanted him to serve,” said one Democratic source who is close to Kennedy.

Kennedy’s younger brother, former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy, also is urging Ted Jr. to make a run for office, sources said.

In an interview with the Herald at the Democratic convention, Ted Jr. did nothing to douse speculation about his political ambitions, saying, “Hopefully one day I’ll have the honor to serve.”

But Kennedy’s decision to use McMahon as an unpaid adviser has raised even more eyebrows among Massachusetts Democrats. McMahon, a former aide to the late senator, told the Herald he did help out Ted Jr. during the convention but would not comment about whether they’ve discussed a political run.

The big question is whether Kennedy will stay in Connecticut or move to Massachusetts, where there is a wide-open governor’s race in 2014 and a possible U.S. Senate seat opening if President Obama wins re-election and names Democratic incumbent John Kerry as his secretary of state.

Even though the family’s political clout has waned since the elder Kennedy’s death, state Democrats have enthusiastically embraced Joseph P. Kennedy III, son of former U.S. Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II, who is making a bid for Congress. Kennedy easily won his primary and faces Republican Sean Bielat in November.

But sources said Ted Kennedy Jr. has “no plans” to leave Connecticut and move to Massachusetts right now. Kennedy is well known in Democratic circles in Connecticut and has been encouraged to run for office there.


TOPICS: Miscellaneous; US: Connecticut; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: connecticut; dynasticpolitics; dynasty; enoughalready; irishtinkers; joejoejoe; kennedy; kennedycult; massachusetts; tedkennedy
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>>Ted Jr. may follow in dad’s footsteps

He's gonna get drunk and drive off a bridge?

1 posted on 09/14/2012 10:07:29 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Let’s just skip all the stuff in the middle and go to the happy ever after.


2 posted on 09/14/2012 10:08:56 AM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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“Ted Jr. may follow in dad’s footsteps”

Fat, drunk and stupid?


3 posted on 09/14/2012 10:09:11 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Now a Chick-fil-A customer . . . God bless Dan Cathy)
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To: raccoonradio; Andonius_99; Andy'smom; Antique Gal; Big Guy and Rusty 99; bitt; Barset; ...

Er um I'll give you roide to th' ferry, Mary Jo, no wait that was my dad. There you go, why don't you ask Osama Bin La--er, Osama Obama. Obama. Because er because he won by er such a large amount. No that was him too. Hello? Hello. Now you listen here, (Howie) Carr em er ah...

4 posted on 09/14/2012 10:09:53 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: A_Former_Democrat

Into a lake ?


5 posted on 09/14/2012 10:10:37 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: raccoonradio

why revive the scourge of the kennedys?

blessings, bobo


6 posted on 09/14/2012 10:11:52 AM PDT by bobo1
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To: raccoonradio

He looks even more stupid than his father.


7 posted on 09/14/2012 10:12:03 AM PDT by Steely Tom (If the Constitution can be a living document, I guess a corporation can be a person.)
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Ted Jr. may follow in dad’s footsteps

and those footsteps lead right to Chappaquiddick creek.

8 posted on 09/14/2012 10:13:06 AM PDT by KC_Lion ( Wherever I find myself standing, I forever stand with Israel.)
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Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son!
9 posted on 09/14/2012 10:13:38 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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Keep his paws off the Oldsmobile.


10 posted on 09/14/2012 10:14:12 AM PDT by Iron Munro ("In any compromise between good and evil, it is only evil that can profit." - Ayn Rand)
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To: raccoonradio

That’s all we need - another fat, drunk, dumb limousine liberal screwing things up.


11 posted on 09/14/2012 10:14:32 AM PDT by camle (keep an open mind and someone will fill it full of something for you)
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To: raccoonradio

Ted, John John, Patches, and the Swimmer
12 posted on 09/14/2012 10:16:31 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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“He’s aware his father always wanted him to serve,” said one Democratic source who is close to Kennedy.

Of course, the Kennedys don't go into politics, the serve. You'll see that used consistently whenever Dim operatives or members of the Lap Dog media talk about an ambitious, power-hungry Kennedy going into politics.

13 posted on 09/14/2012 10:18:07 AM PDT by Will88
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To: raccoonradio

Follow in his Dad’s footsteps? Dress cool and bring a lot of lemonade. Not easy being a Senator (D-HELL).


14 posted on 09/14/2012 10:20:04 AM PDT by jessduntno ("Socialism only works...in Heaven where they don't need it and hell where they have it." - RR)
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To: raccoonradio

Wiki.:
>>Edward Moore “Ted” Kennedy, Jr. (born September 26, 1961) is an American entrepreneur, investment banker and lawyer.

If his name were Edward Moore, his possible candidacy would be a joke.


15 posted on 09/14/2012 10:20:23 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Steely Tom

The Kennedys thoroughly disgust me. They are treated as royalty, but their “service” is nothing more than self-aggrandizement and has caused irreparable harm to our land. Their leftist policies of wealth redistribution, all the while insulating themselves from the little people and keeping their fortunes intact, is sickening. I may not live to see it, but I hope there comes a day when the Kennedys in public office is just a rancid footnote in history.


16 posted on 09/14/2012 10:21:32 AM PDT by Arkansas Toothpick
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To: raccoonradio

Too bad that Rose Kennedy didn’t listen to Sandra Fluke..the country would be sooooo better off..


17 posted on 09/14/2012 10:21:46 AM PDT by ken5050
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Ted Jr. may follow in dad’s footsteps

Or his tire tracks.

18 posted on 09/14/2012 10:23:26 AM PDT by The Electrician ("Government is the only enterprise in the world which expands in size when its failures increase.")
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He’s gonna get drunk and drive off a bridge?

LOL!


19 posted on 09/14/2012 10:24:45 AM PDT by bikerman (Obama lied,economy died.)
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To: raccoonradio


20 posted on 09/14/2012 10:25:10 AM PDT by TurboZamboni (Looting the future to bribe the present)
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