RFK Son Plans Run for Obama Senate Seat

Chris Kennedy sets sights on seat now held by Burris
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted May 21, 2009 4:12 AM CDT
Christopher Kennedy, seen here on a visit to Cuba in 2002, is preparing to run for the Senate seat currently held by Roland Burris.   (Getty Images)
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(Newser) – Another Kennedy is taking a shot at a Senate seat, the Chicago Sun-Times reports. Chris Kennedy, the eighth of Robert F. Kennedy's 11 kids, plans to challenge Roland Burris in next year's election for the Illinois seat vacated by President Obama. Insiders say the Democrat decided to run after polls conducted by Obama's head pollster revealed that he had a good chance of winning.