After thorough consideration I have decided that I will not be a candidate for the Special U.S. Senate race to succeed Edward M. Kennedy.
The challenge of putting together the resources and organization necessary to wage a competitive statewide campaign in less than 90 days is insurmountable.
Margaret and I are thankful for the words of encouragement and support over the last few weeks.
I have been given a huge honor and responsibility by the families of the 9th Congressional District of Massachusetts. I will continue to try to live up to their highest expectations.
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