Ted Kennedy Jr.

Kennedy Jr. is in.

Sources with knowledge of the plans of the soon to be state senate candidate confirmed that Ted Kennedy Jr. will run for the 12th district seat, a seat now held by Democrat Ed Meyer. Meyer is retiring.

Sources indicate Kennedy Jr. will make the formal announcement Tuesday at the Blackstone Library.

In a press release dated March 24, Kennedy first thanked Meyer for his years of service, and addressed speculation about his running but stating he would make his decision in the next 2 weeks.

Kennedy is spending time Sunday contacting key Democrats in the 12th Senate district, informing them of his intention to run.

Kennedy, who lives in Branford with his wife Kiki, has 2 children.

In the last year Kennedy has become more active in politics, and his name has been mentioned for national seats, including U.S. House and Senate seats. His name was mentioned often for an open seat on the U.S. House of Representatives as a potential replacement for John Kerry in Massachusetts, who became Secretary of State.

Both he and his wife, Kiki, volunteered often with the 2013 municipal election, supporting Andrew Campbell for selectman.

There has been little from the Republican side on who his potential opponent would be. Guilford selectwoman Cindy Cartier had stated she was considering a few races, but has not made an announcement.

Kennedys announcement is also likely to serve as a boost to Democrat Sean Scanlon, who announced his candidacy for the state house seat being vacated by Pat Widlitz, who is retiring.

We will have more soon.

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Anonymous

What a charade. This whole thing was orchestrated well in advance, and since last fall everyone has known TK2 was going to be given Ed Meyer's seat.

But Kennedy isn't going to Hartford for long. Instead he's geared to be handed DeLauro's Congressional seat, once he builds his resume by first this move.

Kennedy's only problem? The dirty money he made selling insider information as co-founder of the shadowy Marwood Group.

Anonymous

If the Republicans have any brains they won't let Cindy Cartier run for anything.

Anonymous

I applaud Kennedy for having the courage to run. I hope he wins. Connecticut needs some Kennedy magic, power, and agency.

Anonymous

Kennedy magic, power and agency? Is that what he used to make quick bucks from Daddy's connections when Obama-Care was being written?

Fifty years after Camelot, electing someone because of the "magical" Kennedy name makes no sense.

Anonymous

seems to me most of the decent Kennedy family are deceased

Susan Barnes


In the last year Kennedy has become more active in politics, ................

Both he and his wife, Kiki, volunteered often with the 2013 municipal election, supporting Andrew Campbell for selectman.

Need any more be said?

Anonymous

The incentive for Meyer to retire was delivered when his son was appointed to be a judge in Connecticut.
Kennedy will fit in well in Connecticut. He is a progressive who will support every socialist policy proposed in the legislature. This is just the start of his political career. If he wins this post, he will move on to other political posts. Let us hope he does not share the family proclivity for booze, drugs and womanizing.

His father's car killed more people than the vast majority of guns in America. Does Jr. have a chauffeur?
Let's hope so.

Anonymous

Narcissism has no place in public service.

Anonymous

No to Kennedy! No to dynasty! No to oligarchy! No to royal succession! Meyer thinks he can appoint an heir to his empire!? NO!!

Sailsalot

The incentive for Meyer to retire was delivered when his son was appointed to be a judge in Connecticut.Kennedy will fit in well in Connecticut. He is a progressive who will support every socialist policy proposed in the legislature. This is just the start of his political career. If he wins this post, he will move on to other political posts. Let us hope he does not share the family proclivity for booze, drugs and womanizing.His father's car killed more people than the vast majority of guns in America. Does Jr. have a chauffeur?Let's hope so.

Anonymous

Mary Jo Kopechne was unavailable for comment.

Anonymous

anyone named kiki - you just know is a snob....her best friend is most likely muffy.....I can just see them all in the squash courts singing Christmas songs and then from trading places kiki will say "And then she step on the ball" I.S.

Anonymous

IS overlooks the persistent effort to stop the Islander East cross-sound natural gas pipeline that Dr. Kiki Kennedy spearheaded. I wouldn't mind voting for HER. Teddy Jr, eh, not so much.

Anonymous

You can smell the Republicans fear in this comment thread. I'm betting he'll run unopposed.

Anonymous

I wanted the cross-sound gas pipeline so that we would all have cheaper energy bills. every notice the liberal rich don't want to reduce costs for the poor? More gas, more oil, more production....we can do all this in the clean way as well...don't fall for the all the liberal BS of killing to land, birds, etc...God gave us all the land to extract the oil, gas to better our lives...we must stop getting energy from towel heads - we have all the energy we want in the good old usa. then we can just nuke the middle east and be done with those crazy towel heads once and for all...they don't bring anything useful to mankind anyway...Have a nice day all your liberal tree huggers....and if you like the middle east so much ..go live there or have mahammed live with you and your wife and daughers...see how well that goes at chrismas time...I.S.

Anonymous

If she can't prescribe medication - she is NO Dr. Real Doctors who have medical degrees get so tired of morons with a degree in education being call Dr. Garbage....just an overly educated moron who went to southern to get a bull.... degree to be call Dr. Dr of garbage...I.S.

Anonymous

So as I understand it this person wants 5 or 6 towns the let him represent us in the state Senate because he worked 10 or 15 years ago to stop a pipeline in his neighborhood and then he worked in Branford's 2013 election to help elect Democrats, is that right? Can anyone remind me how that election turned out for Democrats?

Anonymous

So as I understand this TK Jr. wishes to represent 5 or 6 towns in CT"s State Senate because of his work on stopping a pipeline in his neighborhood some 10 to 15 years ago, and his work in Branford's 2013 election for Democrats, is that right? Can someone tell me how the Democrats did in that election?

Anonymous

He supported Campbell - enough said!!

Anonymous

If Mr. Kennedy was eager to serve the community, why did he not seek a lower seat (eg. Town Hall, RTM) in Branford and work his way up the ladder to run for State Senate..Maybe he should have run with Andy, he could be Selectman right now.

Another progressive lawyer in Hartford seems like the last thing we need. This state is going down the tube courtesy of the Democrat Party, electing Kennedy will not change that course.

Anonymous

He will run and people will vote for him. Most CT voters vote with their wallets. He will be out selling them all the things he will do for them and how many others are to blame for their current situation. Many do not understand the one party system in CT does not lend itself to fair and balance governance. The cost of living continues to climb and people continue to struggle but its someone else's fault, not the politicians they elected. The majority of CT voters deserve the impact of their votes. The rest of CT voters need to start over and head southeast or mid-west. The Liberal Left is worse than the Right of the Republicans. While I do not agree with the right at least they are not advocating more controls which enviably push costs higher. I've read many comments against his announcement of an election run (some good, some bad) what I find most disturbing is Anon 2:24 who comments pertain to Republican Fear. This is a person who could not write a comment in defense of the candidate. It's about his/her party winning. That's were we are today as a society, control.

Anonymous

Let’s just get it over with: replace our constitutional democratic republic form of govt. with a dynastic monarchy. It obviously will be ruled jointly by the Royal Families of Clinton and Kennedy. Representative legislatures at state and federal levels will be replaced by judges who will create new laws and abolish existing laws based on their own personal preferences as well as the personal preferences of the Royal Families. We must quietly submit and accept reality: this, in fact, already is a fait accompli.

Pat Santoro

Concentrate on what is going on at the local level. This is just a stepping stone for Kennedy. Write to the RTM and the First Selectman with your concerns about the state of Branford issues. I believe the Republicans will put up a candidate. We don't want a resurgence in Branford of the Democratic Party which brought this town to it's knees. Support Cosgrove in his efforts, he needs your support to go forward. He heads the winning team.

Anonymous

Cosgrove is not a Republican. He is just a Democrat who changed parties to give himself a better chance at getting elected. He is just as fake as the rest of the Democrats. All he cares about is lining his pockets, and the pockets of those around him. Same with Kennedy. He is a fraud, as fake as the hair on his head.

Susan Barnes

GIve it up, Joy.

Anonymous

Kennedy will win. And all the vitriolic, idiotic spam in the world will not change that reality. Take your bitter
message elsewhere.

Anonymous

That's it, isn't it? "Kennedy will win." Just accept that the PRINCE is anointed to succession. Move along, dirty swine peasants.

And isn't Kiki's real name Katherine Gershman? I don't think she goes by the name Kennedy.

And its likely spearheaded the protests against the LNG platform because they live in the swankier bits of Pine Orchard where a many-mile distant LNG would have obstructed their water views....

Gee, just like how the old man nixed the largest proposed wind farm off Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket because it was to be within view of "The compound." Gee...

Anonymous

Oh please! Windmills are known to kill innocent birds who fly into them and subsequently get slaughtered.
Perhaps the Kennedy patriarch was a member of the Audubon society...

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