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AP source: (Patrick) Kennedy won't run for re-election in RI
AP on Yahoo ^ | 2/11/10 | Andrew Miga - ap

Posted on 02/11/2010 7:13:34 PM PST by NormsRevenge

WASHINGTON – A Democratic official says Rep. Patrick Kennedy has decided not to seek re-election for his seat representing Rhode Island in the U.S. Congress.

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The decision by the eight-term congressman comes less than a month after a stunning Republican upset in the race for the Massachusetts Senate seat his late father, Edward Kennedy, held for almost half a century.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Breaking News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Rhode Island
KEYWORDS: 111th; 2010midterms; chappaquiddick; democrat; democrats; dynasty; kennedy; kennedyfamily; learningcurve; ma; patches; patrickkennedy; reelection; rhodeisland; ri2010; runpattyrun
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1 posted on 02/11/2010 7:13:34 PM PST by NormsRevenge
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To: NormsRevenge

Patrick Kennedy is a joke!


2 posted on 02/11/2010 7:14:28 PM PST by G Larry (DNC is comprised of REGRESSIVES!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Coward
3 posted on 02/11/2010 7:15:07 PM PST by USMA '71 ((Re-elect no one!))
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To: NormsRevenge

Moving to Mass.?


4 posted on 02/11/2010 7:15:08 PM PST by votemout
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To: NormsRevenge
Probably moving back to MA to win back his Dad's seat in 2012.
5 posted on 02/11/2010 7:15:18 PM PST by Major Matt Mason (Alinsky's values aren't American values.)
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To: NormsRevenge

He won’t run because the polls must be telling him he would lose “big time.”


6 posted on 02/11/2010 7:15:26 PM PST by mia
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To: G Larry

We just refer to him as the dumb one.


7 posted on 02/11/2010 7:15:29 PM PST by votemout
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To: NormsRevenge

Daddy must have taken good care of him in his will.
Time to party.


8 posted on 02/11/2010 7:15:31 PM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: NormsRevenge

A lot of retirements lately. 18 pubs and 16 or so rats?


9 posted on 02/11/2010 7:16:56 PM PST by luv2ndamend (They call themselves greens because they're too yellow to admit they're reds.)
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To: NormsRevenge; GOPsterinMA; fieldmarshaldj; AuH2ORepublican; Impy; Norman Bates; ExTexasRedhead; ...

If this is true, than his poll numbers must be falling.


10 posted on 02/11/2010 7:17:14 PM PST by Clintonfatigued (Liberal sacred cows make great hamburger)
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To: Major Matt Mason
Probably moving back to MA to to try to win back his Dad's seat in 2012. The Kennedy name may no longer hold the magic that it once did in Massachusetts, especially if this retard runs.
11 posted on 02/11/2010 7:17:26 PM PST by RightWingConspirator (Impeach Zerobama and his band of Commie Czars.)
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To: Marty62

Excellent point! I hadn’t thought of that.


12 posted on 02/11/2010 7:17:35 PM PST by TimeLord (A whale fetus is a whale; a human fetus is a blob.)
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To: NormsRevenge
He sees the handwriting on the wall.

It's blurred, but he sees it. ;)

13 posted on 02/11/2010 7:18:07 PM PST by ohioWfan (Proud Mom of a Bronze Star recipient!)
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To: Major Matt Mason

Probably moving back to MA to win back his Dad’s seat in 2012.

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Dang, you beat me to it! Nothing that these people do is more influenced by how much they will personally benefit from it. Apparently didn’t have time to establish residency for the special election, but you can bet he’s already looking at real estate in Beacon Hill.


14 posted on 02/11/2010 7:18:47 PM PST by festusbanjo (It's not that we tax too little, it's that we spend too damn much!)
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To: NormsRevenge

“Patrick Kennedy has been in and out of treatment for substance abuse since crashing his car outside the U.S Capitol in 2006. Still, he has been comfortably re-elected twice since then, after making mental health care his signature issue in Washington.”

Priceless!


15 posted on 02/11/2010 7:19:06 PM PST by sinanju
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To: NormsRevenge

He wants more time to eat and booze it up.

Gotta follow Ted’s example, you know. That also means he will be killing some poor lady.


16 posted on 02/11/2010 7:19:31 PM PST by ConservativeMind (Hypocrisy: "Animal rightists" who eat meat & pen up pets while accusing hog farmers of cruelty.)
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To: luv2ndamend

All that money raised goes right into their pockets.


17 posted on 02/11/2010 7:19:37 PM PST by kempster
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To: NormsRevenge

No more Kennedys, ever!


18 posted on 02/11/2010 7:19:59 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: NormsRevenge
Here's the rest of the article:

Patrick Kennedy has been in and out of treatment for substance abuse since crashing his car outside the U.S Capitol in 2006. Still, he has been comfortably re-elected twice since then, after making mental health care his signature issue in Washington.

Sounds like Teddy taught him how to drive.


19 posted on 02/11/2010 7:20:07 PM PST by Slyfox
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To: NormsRevenge

Patches, we’re depending on you, son.


20 posted on 02/11/2010 7:20:51 PM PST by NautiNurse (Obama: A day without TOTUS is like a day without sunshine)
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To: RightWingConspirator

Oh, I doubt he nurses further political ambitions if he thinks he can no longer get re-elected to his current seat. By 2012 he will be forgotten by all (unless he keeps making headlines for being drunk-and-disorderly).

The Kennedys are so over.


21 posted on 02/11/2010 7:21:46 PM PST by sinanju
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To: kempster

Must be nice to play a game and make the rules.


22 posted on 02/11/2010 7:22:10 PM PST by luv2ndamend (They call themselves greens because they're too yellow to admit they're reds.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Buh bye.


23 posted on 02/11/2010 7:22:22 PM PST by BAW (I'm right.)
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To: Clintonfatigued

http://www.wpri.com/dpp/news/politics/local_politics/eyewtiness-news-poll-rep-patrick-kennedy-vulnerable


24 posted on 02/11/2010 7:22:32 PM PST by luv2ndamend (They call themselves greens because they're too yellow to admit they're reds.)
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To: onyx; STARWISE; Liz; Bahbah; maggief; SE Mom

Another one bites the dust....


25 posted on 02/11/2010 7:22:45 PM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: Sparky1776; SE Mom; STARWISE; maggief; Liz; NormsRevenge

Tah-Tah PATCHES!


26 posted on 02/11/2010 7:23:07 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: Slyfox
Very nice. From the 1928 version of The Missing Chums, a classic written by the late Canadian author Leslie McFarlane under the Stratemayer house name of Franklin W. Dixon.
27 posted on 02/11/2010 7:23:39 PM PST by Publius
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To: NormsRevenge

all these guys are set for life as far as pensions and bennies....this dufus can kick back and get intoxicated to his hearts content. He has been in rehab a few times


28 posted on 02/11/2010 7:23:52 PM PST by dennisw (It all comes 'round again --Fairport)
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To: luv2ndamend

I think most of the pubs are advancing their careers and running for senate or governor.


29 posted on 02/11/2010 7:24:38 PM PST by rabidralph ("Precedenting" is a lot tougher than community organizing.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Soros is going to be writing checks like mad this year!

Too many seats to defend. Of course, I doubt this seat would ever be seriously contested.


30 posted on 02/11/2010 7:24:59 PM PST by KoRn (Department of Homeland Security, Certified - "Right Wing Extremist")
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To: sinanju

Got a feeling he never wanted to be in politics, but couldn’t tell daddy NO!


31 posted on 02/11/2010 7:25:02 PM PST by hoosiermama (ONLY DEAD FISH GO WITH THE FLOW.......I am swimming with Sarahcudah! Sarah has read the tealeaves.)
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To: festusbanjo
Probably moving back to MA to win back his Dad’s seat in 2012.

He was facing a tough re-election for his current seat so I doubt he has his eye on the Senate.

32 posted on 02/11/2010 7:25:05 PM PST by StarFan
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To: NormsRevenge

May Anthony Kennedy be the only Kennedy in DC


33 posted on 02/11/2010 7:25:20 PM PST by ari-freedom (Chris Wallace: I can tell you, Ronald Reagan would never have quit.)
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To: Marty62
Time to party.

I strongly suspect Patrick is back on the booze, pills, cocaine, whatever. He's a junkie. With Ted dead, there's nobody left for Patrick to worry about disappointing again. I'm sure it's been pilled-up party time for Patrick since the funeral.

No doubt Patrick is sick and tired of yo-yo-ing back and forth to faux "rehab" so he can once more proclaim his "sobriety" and give the hopeless, ignorant suckers in his district the lame excuse they need to vote for him again. Buh-bye, Patrick. Try not to OD.

34 posted on 02/11/2010 7:26:02 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: NormsRevenge

That’s the best political news I’ve heard all day!


35 posted on 02/11/2010 7:26:04 PM PST by Darren McCarty (I don't look for leaders. I follow my own path, my way.)
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To: NormsRevenge

LOL! Guess who the jokes on.


36 posted on 02/11/2010 7:26:17 PM PST by jazusamo (But there really is no free lunch, except in the world of political rhetoric,.: Thomas Sowell)
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To: votemout

I was assigning to PK the same assessment he gave of Scott Brown’s taking the MA Senate seat.


37 posted on 02/11/2010 7:26:48 PM PST by G Larry (DNC is comprised of REGRESSIVES!)
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To: mia
He won’t run because the polls must be telling him he would lose “big time.”

From February 5th (WRNI): Thirty-five percent of respondents view Congressman Patrick Kennedy positively, while 62 percent see him negatively.

So rather than try to ahem...REHABilitate his image, Patches runs home to the Compound to live on his trust fund. No more playing Congressman!
38 posted on 02/11/2010 7:27:14 PM PST by LostInBayport (2010 - The Second American Revolution. The first shot was fired 1/19/2010 -- here in Massachusetts!)
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To: hoosiermama

39 posted on 02/11/2010 7:27:33 PM PST by onyx (BE A MONTHLY DONOR - I AM)
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To: NYer; Salvation

Winner by KO, Bishop Tobin.


40 posted on 02/11/2010 7:29:24 PM PST by cmj328 (Filibuster FOCA--a/k/a ObamaCare--or lose reelection)
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To: NormsRevenge

Kennedy’s campaign is a joke...and so is his life.


41 posted on 02/11/2010 7:29:28 PM PST by Southack (Media Bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: NormsRevenge
"I'm rich and it's great.

I hang around Hyannis Port and wake up late.

I'm a Kennedy! Oh Yeah! I'm a Kennedy!"

My favorite song about Patches and his clan.

42 posted on 02/11/2010 7:30:06 PM PST by Volunteer (Though I know that the hypnotized never lie, do ya? - The Who)
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To: Lancey Howard
Ditto - PK is a disaster waiting to happen. At least in one of his sobering moments, he realized his constituents are sick of the same-o mame-o liberal representation and will not re-elect him. Saving face is what's he's all about..
43 posted on 02/11/2010 7:30:24 PM PST by demkicker (Helping Democrats Become Extinct)
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To: sinanju
The Kennedys are so over.

It took long enough, although there are still some dinosaur keepers of the phony Camelot flame around here and there.

44 posted on 02/11/2010 7:32:09 PM PST by Wolfstar (Note to rigid ideologues: Your own point of view in a mirror is quite a limited window on the world.)
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To: onyx; Bahbah; rodguy911; GOPsterinMA; jhw61; Sparky1776; Madame Dufarge; nutmeg

ROFL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

SUCH a hoot ... SO fabulous .... SO
indicative of their boiling FEAR !!

The Scott heard ‘round the world ... INDEED!

WOO HOO !!!


45 posted on 02/11/2010 7:32:25 PM PST by STARWISE (They (LIBS-STILL) think of this WOT as Bush's war, not America's war- Richard Miniter)
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To: votemout
"We just refer to him as the dumb one."

That's not near specific enough...

46 posted on 02/11/2010 7:33:41 PM PST by Redbob (Pray for Pres.Osamabama: Psalm 109;v.7)
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To: G Larry
The Kennedy machine is dead.
We kicked Carpetbagger Kathleen to the curb in 2002.
47 posted on 02/11/2010 7:34:07 PM PST by RedMDer (Recycle Congress in 2010, 2012...)
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To: G Larry

good touche’


48 posted on 02/11/2010 7:34:12 PM PST by votemout
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To: NormsRevenge

“When elected, I did not serve. If nominated, I will not run.”


49 posted on 02/11/2010 7:34:24 PM PST by Rocky (Obama's policy: A thousand points of lies.)
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To: NormsRevenge
And all the RATs thought they would be elected permanently after the 2008 elections. A plan that didn't quite come together the way the Masters of the Universe thought it would.
50 posted on 02/11/2010 7:34:26 PM PST by clintonh8r (Nobody's 'bot!!)
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