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Son of late icon Kennedy may run for US Senate

Published on Dec 24, 2012 7:04 AM

WASHINGTON (AFP) - A son of late political icon Edward Kennedy is considering a run for the United States (US) senate seat in Massachusetts - the same state his late father represented as a popular US lawmaker for nearly five decades, US media reported on Sunday.

Edward Kennedy Jr, 51, commonly referred to as "Teddy," is giving serious consideration to running for the US Senate seat that John Kerry will vacate if he is confirmed as secretary of state, according to Kennedy's brother, former US representative Patrick Kennedy.

"It's not something he took lightly when he was approached about running," Patrick Kennedy told The Boston Globe.

"He got the message that he should seriously look at it," he said.

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