Rep. Delahunt Is Latest Dem to Bow Out
Mass. veteran is 17th to decide against re-election bid
By Will McCahill, Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2010 8:15 PM CST
Rep. William Delahunt, D-Mass.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – Joining 16 of his fellow House Democrats, Massachusetts Rep. William Delahunt says he will not seek re-election this fall. “It’s got nothing to do with politics,” Delahunt, 68, tells the Boston Globe. “It’s time.” And while Delahunt had to be talked into seeking re-election in 2008 by his friend, the late Sen. Ted Kennedy, the Globe notes that his district voted most lopsidedly for Republican Scott Brown in the January election to fill Kennedy’s seat.

And while Republicans see another golden opportunity in what was once a solidly Democratic state, the Dems look to have a number of strong candidates in the wings. One, the AP reported last week, is Joseph P. Kennedy III, a 29-year-old grandson of onetime Democratic presidential nominee Robert F. Kennedy.

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snrar
Mar 5, 2010 4:03 AM CST
It's obvious that the DEMOCRATS see what is coming in the up coming elections so why do they continue to push this Health Care bill knowing full well that the American people ( 64%) do not support the bill.
toughstuff
Mar 5, 2010 3:15 AM CST
New people just not a Kennedy.
Cher
Mar 5, 2010 2:40 AM CST
Obama are you listening yet??? You said you didn't mind being a one term president. Well, I'm happy for ya! How's this hopey/changey workin' for you now?