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Affleck Also Not Running for Senate

Joins Ted Kennedy Jr. in declining to run for Kerry's seat

(Newser) - Ben Affleck is done being coy about his political ambitions, and is joining the growing list of people who won't be running for John Kerry's Senate seat, reports Politico . "I love Massachusetts and our political process, but I am not running for office," Affleck wrote on... More »

Who Gets John Kerry's Senate Seat?

Scott Brown is a good bet, but Kennedys are dropping hints

(Newser) - John Kerry's confirmation hearings for secretary of State haven't yet started, but that's not stopping quite a crowd from measuring the drapes for his Senate office. According to Massachusetts state law, Gov. Deval Patrick would appoint Kerry's successor—likely a placeholder—then a special election would... More »

Kennedys to Vet Ted's FBI File

And the first installment is a whopping 3K pages

(Newser) - The Kennedy clan will have the chance to pore through what the Boston Globe calls Ted Kennedy's "exhaustive and secret" FBI file before it's released to the public. But never fear, gossipers: While the family has the right to block anything that would violate the privacy of living Kennedys,... More »

Ted Kennedy's Son Leaves Note on Dad's Grave

'The unfinished business is done'

(Newser) - Ted Kennedy famously considered health care reform the "unfinished business" of America. Yesterday, son Patrick visited his Arlington gravesite and left a simple note: "Dad, the unfinished business is done," reports the Washington Post . A steady stream of visitors has been at the tombstone since the weekend.... More »

Book Tour Puts Ted Jr. in Spotlight

Kennedy son, advocate for the disabled, may yet enter politics

(Newser) - When Ted Kennedy Jr. starts publicizing his late father’s memoir on 60 Minutes tonight, he will emerge into a political spotlight he has shunned since losing a leg to cancer more than 30 years ago, the Boston Globe reports. Friends have tried to prod him into office, but for... More »

Teddy Jr.—Not Vicki—Is Kennedy Pick for Senate

Clan irked by focus on Teddy's wife, tensions grew in last days

(Newser) - Despite the intense focus on Vicki Kennedy at her husband's funeral, Teddy Kennedy Jr. is the family’s choice to fill his late father’s Senate seat, Irish Central reports. Not only is she not a Kennedy, but conflict between her and the senator's powerful family escalated during his last... More »

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