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Kennedy says no, and race is on

Democrats scramble as scion of political dynasty declines to seek Senate seat

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By Frank Phillips
Globe Staff / September 8, 2009

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After days of anguished deliberation, Joseph P. Kennedy II said yesterday that he will not seek the US Senate seat of his uncle, Edward M. Kennedy, probably ending the family’s half-century of political dominance in Massachusetts and opening up the Democratic primary race. (Full article: 1024 words)

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