March 12, 2010

Which Senator Would He Replace?

Monique Chartier

It appears that with regard to his political options, Congressman Patrick Kennedy is keeping his powder dry and his campaign fund intact. In yesterday's Washington Post,

... he notes that he is not retiring for good. "I consider it taking a sabbatical," he says. He will transfer his roughly $500,000 in campaign money to an interest-bearing account, which he says he might tap if he runs for the Senate someday.

In the absence of any relocation announcement, the congressman would presumably run for a Rhode Island Senate seat. Can we know which senator, Jack Reed or Sheldon Whitehouse, the congressman believes is doing an unsatisfactory job and how he would better represent Rhode Island in the US Senate than that incumbent?

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I think you're looking in the wrong state, Monique. I don't think he's interested in either Sheldon or Reed. I think he wants Daddy's seat.

Posted by: Patrick at March 12, 2010 11:07 AM

I think he is maintaing a front to that he can occaissonally tap into the 500K fund by forming "exploratory commitees", etc. Got to remember that the Kennedy fortune is no longer what it once was, too many people are tapped into the fund. Notice that his mother lives in a "Boston Condominium", not a "Beacon Hill Townhouse".

John Kerry's "Beacon Hill Townhouse" was a convent when I lived there, I've always liked that one.

Posted by: Warrington Faust at March 12, 2010 3:55 PM
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