NEW HAVEN, Conn. (CBSNewYork/AP) – 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.
The district is represented by Democrat Edward Meyer of Guilford, who is retiring. Meyer, 79, is friends with Kennedy and said he hoped Kennedy would run to replace him.
The seat represents the towns of Branford, Durham, Guilford, Killingworth, Madison and North Branford. Meyer has held the seat for five terms and has been a public servant for more than 50 years.
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