Report: Ted Kennedy Jr. to Run for State Senate in Conn.

In this Oct. 16, 2010 file photo, Ted Kennedy Jr., right, shares a light moment with Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who was campaigning for U.S. Senator in Connecticut, in New Haven, Conn. (AP Photo/Bob Child, File)
In this Oct. 16, 2010 file photo, Ted Kennedy Jr., right, shares a light moment with Connecticut Attorney General Richard Blumenthal, who was campaigning for U.S. Senator in Connecticut, in New Haven, Conn. (AP Photo/Bob Child, File)
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Is the world of politics ready for the next Ted Kennedy?

A Connecticut-based news blog cites unnamed sources who report the son of the former “Lion of the Senate” has plans to run for state senate in that state’s twelfth district.

Branford Seven reports:

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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.

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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.