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Joe Kennedy Says No To Senate Campaign
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Former Congressman Joseph P. Kennedy II’s decision not to run for Uncle Ted’s Senate seat in Massachusetts means two things: That this Senate seat is likely to be held by a non-placeholding non-Kennedy for the first time since JFK beat Henry Cabot Lodge in 1952; and that the Democratic primary will open up.

If a Kennedy ran, the only other Democrats who would have been likely to run were Attorney General Martha Coakley and Congressman Stephen Lynch. By taking a pass on this Senate race, Joe Kennedy has potentially opened the competition up to include Congressmen Ed Markey, Michael Capuano, and John Tierney. Former Congressman Marty Meehan, now the chancellor of the University of Massachusetts at Lowell, is considered a longer shot, but he’s still sitting on $5 million in campaign funds.

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