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.