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Ted Kennedy’s son considers run for Senate

Edward M. Kennedy Jr. is giving serious consideration to running for the US Senate seat that John F. Kerry will vacate if he is confirmed as secretary of state, according to his brother, former US representative Patrick Kennedy.

The former Rhode Island congressman said that leading Democrats, including Senator Charles Schumer of New York, have asked his brother to look at launching a campaign to replace Kerry and hold the seat for Democrats.

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