Kennedy House Bid Seen as Unlikely Next Year

Posted May 10, 2007 at 10:08am

Edward Kennedy Jr. (D) may desire to run for Congress someday, but probably not next year.

The elder brother of Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-R.I.) and son of Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.) reportedly is eyeing a House seat in Connecticut.

Kennedy leads a small investment bank in New York City but resides in New Haven.

The New York Post reported rumors Tuesday that Kennedy was interested in a seat in the Constitution State, but national Democrats said this week that no one has approached the civil rights advocate about running and he has not reached out to party leaders.

One source, who did not want to be named, said a future Congressional bid eventually may be in the cards for the 45-year-old attorney, but probably not this year.

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D) serves the 3rd district, where Kennedy lives, but Rep. Christopher Shays, the delegation’s lone Republican, sits in the neighboring 4th district.

When Kennedy was 12 he lost a leg to bone cancer. He has spent much of his adult life advocating for people with disabilities.

Neither his brother’s office nor his father’s offered any insight into Kennedy’s political plans. Kennedy did not respond to Roll Call’s phone inquiry as of press time Wednesday.
— Nicole Duran