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Ted Kennedy Jr. to run for Connecticut Senate
Bos Herald ^ | 4/7/14 | AP/Bos Herald

Posted on 04/07/2014 8:13:55 AM PDT by raccoonradio

NEW HAVEN, Conn. — Ted Kennedy Jr. is planning to run for the state Senate in Connecticut.

Two people briefed on the decision say the son of the late U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts will announce Tuesday that he intends to seek the Democratic nomination for the state's 12th District. They spoke on condition of anonymity because Kennedy wants to make the announcement.

Kennedy is a 52-year-old health care lawyer who lives in Branford, a coastal town outside New Haven, and has been mentioned as a possible political candidate for years. He had said last month he was considering running for the seat.

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TOPICS: Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Connecticut; US: District of Columbia; US: Massachusetts
KEYWORDS: 12thdistrict; 2014modterms; branford; connecticut; ct2014; drunks; kennedyfamily; kennedys; newhaven; philanderers; rapists; tedkennedy; tedkennedyjr
Yeah people won't vote for him based solely upon his name... right. Only the state Senate (you know, like Leland Yee). And er uh er just like moy cousin Joe Kennedy IV or whatever his er ah numbah is, who is running er ah for re-election to Barney Frank's old seat, I promise to er ah serve with vigah and won't er ah give women a ride him after drinking like dear old dad or er ah rushing to a, uh, 2:30 am vote in the House like moy brother Patches er ah...


1 posted on 04/07/2014 8:13:55 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio; Andonius_99; Andy'smom; Antique Gal; Big Guy and Rusty 99; bitt; Barset; ...

Howie Carr list ping. Also Howie tweeted that IF Mickey Rooney was in the last death pool there will be a death pool coming up.


2 posted on 04/07/2014 8:15:13 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Ted Jr, Joan, Patches, Ted, Kara
3 posted on 04/07/2014 8:18:27 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Ted Sr., can claim the first clean kill in the Democrats’ “War on Women.”


4 posted on 04/07/2014 8:19:22 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks (Rip it out by the roots.)
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To: Eric in the Ozarks
A Blonde In Every Pond


5 posted on 04/07/2014 8:20:34 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

No more Kennedys.


6 posted on 04/07/2014 8:20:40 AM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: raccoonradio

Is he the son who had his leg amputated due to bone cancer when he was a boy? Sorry to ask if it’s mentioned in the article. This is one article I don’t care to read, so I admit, I didn’t read it. The headline is revolting enough.


7 posted on 04/07/2014 8:21:29 AM PDT by FrdmLvr ("WE ARE ALL OSAMA, 0BAMA!" al-Qaeda terrorists who breached the American compound in Benghazi)
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To: raccoonradio
Why not? He IS a Kennedy.
The only surprise here is, he actually lives in Connecticut.

Hell, I am surprised that Neil Bush and Chelsea Clinton haven’t assumed their rightful places in seats of power.

8 posted on 04/07/2014 8:23:33 AM PDT by Tupelo (I feel more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: raccoonradio

Hasn’t his family done enough damage to this country already?

Why can’t the guy just be satisfied that his father’s legacy is turning this country into a third-world crap-hole, without adding his own crapulence to the mix?


9 posted on 04/07/2014 8:24:34 AM PDT by Zeppo ("Happy Pony is on - and I'm NOT missing Happy Pony")
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To: freekitty

I heard that Ted’s wish was that Caroline become a Senator, so that a Kennedy would be in the U.S. Senate after he was gone.

It didn’t happen, as Caroline’s efforts to be appointed to the Senate vaporized.

But, to me, it reveals a mindset that somehow these Kennedys think they are entitled to power, entitled to public office.

Then again, they wouldn’t be there if people didn’t vote for them. What do you do, when mindless voters, who will vote for anything running as a Democrat, keep electing Kennedys????

I’ve never understood how so many people have come to revere the Kennedy family as some sort of American royalty.

I also fail to understand people talking about the many tragedies of the Kennedy family. The assassinations are true tragedies, in my opinion. But some people lump in Chappaquiddick or the William Kennedy Smith rape case into Kennedy family tragedies. To me, self inflicted wounds are hardly on the same level as political assassinations.


10 posted on 04/07/2014 8:25:11 AM PDT by Dilbert San Diego (as)
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To: raccoonradio

Are they trying to kill this state?

11 posted on 04/07/2014 8:26:31 AM PDT by McGruff (Want to hurt Mozilla? Don't use Firefox's search bar. That is their money maker.)
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To: raccoonradio; Andonius_99; Andy'smom; Antique Gal; Big Guy and Rusty 99; bitt; Barset
Sure and tis the map of olde Ireland on that noble phiz!

Howeva, how is this gonna go over with the Clan Gonzalez, Lateesha and Dawntay? Is the remaining Catholic euro-peasantry in the Nutmeg State enough to secure this ofay a seat?

BTW, is this one of the rare Kennedys with some sort of brain, i.e., smart enough to do as he is told and read the Lefty Teleprompter?

12 posted on 04/07/2014 8:27:38 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk ( The Republican Party is very sick . Hold all contributions until we see who picks up the patient..)
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To: FrdmLvr

Yes he did lose a leg due to bone cancer earlier. As you see in the pic, Ted’s two sons are Ted Jr and Patrick “Patches”
while Kara died in 2011 (born in 1960) and Joan turned to the bottle herself and there were some sad incidents involving her in recent years.


13 posted on 04/07/2014 8:30:31 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: freekitty

Agreed, but again Barney Frank’s old district saw fit to elect Joe-Joe-Joe Kennedy the IIIrd or 4th or whatever (son of “Joe for Oil” who in turn was one of RFK’s sons)


14 posted on 04/07/2014 8:31:44 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

Oh dear God help us, will the nightmare ever end?


15 posted on 04/07/2014 8:34:03 AM PDT by GrandJediMasterYoda (Republican has "I can" at the end. Democrat has "rat". Any questions?)
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To: raccoonradio

I went to Phillips Academy (Andover) in the same class as JFK Jr.

One night (would’ve been in the Spring of 1979), a guy knocked on my dorm room door. Said he was looking for his cousin John Kennedy. I didn’t really believe him, but I pointed him in the right direction.

The guy was bombed, stinking drunk. Could smell him from 6 feet away.

That’s him on the left.


16 posted on 04/07/2014 8:37:09 AM PDT by kidd
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To: kidd

Sounds right. Meanwhile let’s hear it for Ted Sr who hasn’t had a drink in 5 years!


17 posted on 04/07/2014 8:41:22 AM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: raccoonradio

The east coast folks really like to elect low IQ reps, don’t they?

And they like to simultaneously lecture folks on Sarah Panin’s supposed “stupidity”.

She’d have to be dead for a week for her abilities to lower to that of a typical Kennedy.


18 posted on 04/07/2014 8:42:05 AM PDT by Da Coyote
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To: raccoonradio

I hope this Ted Kennedy doesn’t turn out to be a wife-beating drunk who kills innocent girls while DUI and votes as a communist. Odds should be pretty good that this one will be an improvement over his namesake. Of course, given how little attention the Kennedy parents paid to their kids, the odds aren’t anywhere near as good as they would be with a normal family.


19 posted on 04/07/2014 8:46:47 AM PDT by Pollster1 ("Shall not be infringed" is unambiguous.)
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To: Pollster1

Another Kennedy in political power, just what the Country needs. But he will probably fit right in in CT


20 posted on 04/07/2014 8:51:58 AM PDT by sport
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To: raccoonradio

Is this the Ambien addict or is that some other Kennedy?


21 posted on 04/07/2014 8:54:18 AM PDT by GraceG
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To: Dilbert San Diego

The Fitzgerald side of the family thought the Kennedy side of the family was “low class”.

But Rose married Joe Senior anyway. And the attempt at up-breeding failed.

Mama tried.


22 posted on 04/07/2014 9:03:26 AM PDT by alloysteel (Selective and willful ignorance spells doom, to both victim and perpetrator - mostly the perp.)
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To: raccoonradio

Oh, great. Another Northeast state infested by the politics of America’s 20th Century Royal Family.


23 posted on 04/07/2014 9:34:22 AM PDT by ssaftler (Obama speaking is like the Fat Lady warming up: "Me Me Me Me Meeee")
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To: GraceG

He will probably win in CT. This state is beyond rescue.


24 posted on 04/07/2014 10:29:30 AM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: raccoonradio

He’s got a pretty big bridge to cross.....


25 posted on 04/07/2014 10:47:29 AM PDT by 12th_Monkey (One man one vote is a big fail, when the "one" man is an idiot.)
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To: Tupelo

A state senate seat is also usually beneath any Kennedy—let alone a 52-year-old Kennedy.


26 posted on 04/07/2014 10:50:15 AM PDT by 9YearLurker
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To: GraceG

The Ambien addict is Ted’s other son Patrick aka Patches who was born in 1967 and won several terms as one of RI’s two Congressmen before finally deciding not to run any more.
The nickname, from Boston talk host Howie Carr, was based on the old Clarence Carter song Patches, about a dying father
talking to his son.

My own parody lyrics:
My father was a drunk old man, I could see him with the Chivas in his hand
He put a blonde in the pond, didn’t think he did anything wrong
Never did any time in jail, got re-elected without fail

Oh life’s not easy for a Kennedy
The pills and the booze and the broads, you see
One day Daddy took me to his dying bed, poured himself a Chivas and with tears he said
He said Patches I’m depending on you son to pull the
family through, my son it’s all left up to you


27 posted on 04/07/2014 12:39:20 PM PDT by raccoonradio
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To: Dilbert San Diego

You are right. Also, it was a PR fantasy sold to the public. The Kennedys are no more royalty than me.


28 posted on 04/07/2014 10:59:08 PM PDT by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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