Last Kennedy in Washington won't run for re-election

Posted on February 15th, 2010 by Kelley Luckstein

Rep. Patrick Kennedy's decision not to seek re-election will leave Washington without a Kennedy in political office for the first time in more than 60 years…

 

The 42-year-old son of the late senator Edward Kennedy does not give a reason for the decision but says it has been a difficult few years for many people and he mentions the death in August of his father… After leaving treatment at the Mayo Clinic in 2006, he described to reporters how his work and public profile had taken a toll on his health, and bred feelings of isolation and self-criticism.

 

Globe and Mail, by Andrew Miga, 2/11/2010

 

Additional coverage:

Washington Post

Boston Globe

NY Times

BusinessWeek

The New American

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