Thomson ReutersApril 7, 2014 18:09
(Reuters) - Ted Kennedy Jr., the son of the late Democratic Massachusetts Senator Edward M. Kennedy, will run for a seat in the Connecticut Senate, a Democratic source familiar with his plans said on Monday.
Kennedy, 52, is expected to declare his candidacy on Tuesday at a library in Branford, Connecticut, the town near New Haven where he lives. It will be his first try for political office.
Kennedy is also a nephew of assassinated President John F. Kennedy. The Democrat who represents the district, Edward Meyer, is retiring.