Ted Kennedy, Jr. to seek Conn. senate seat

Ted Kennedy Jr. attends the Ripple of Hope Awards on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)
Ted Kennedy Jr. attends the Ripple of Hope Awards on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 in New York. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) — Ted Kennedy Jr. is planning to run for the state Senate in Connecticut.

Two people briefed on the decision say the son of the late U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts will announce Tuesday he intends to seek the Democratic nomination for the 12th Senatorial District. They spoke on condition of anonymity because Kennedy wants to make the announcement.

Kennedy is 52-year-old health care lawyer who lives in Branford and has been mentioned as a possible political candidate for years. He said last month he was considering running for the seat and would announce his decision within two weeks.

The 12th District is represented by Guilford Democrat Edward Meyer, who is retiring. The seat represents Branford, Durham, Guilford, Killingworth, Madison and North Branford.

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