Just when you thought it was over:
With speculation mounting that US Representative William D. Delahunt will not seek reelection, Joseph P. Kennedy III, son of the former congressman and great-grandson of the Kennedy family patriarch, is eyeing a run to succeed him in the 10th Congressional District, senior Democratic sources say.
But hope still is alive –
One potential hurdle, however, is the political climate in the state, and especially in that district, which went heavily for Republican Scott Brown in last month’s Senate election. If Kennedy were to run and win his party’s nomination, he could risk become a lightning rod for the newly energized conservatives from around the country who poured millions of dollars into Brown’s coffers.
I can’t take all this drama.
Update: I dispute Jules Crittenden’s observation that “No Kennedy chompers in that grin, too bad.” This guy looks the part. He’s plenty toothy, and grinny. — Whoops, misread JC’s post, he was referring to Martha Coakley’s lack of a Kennedy grin; agreed.
Update 2-28-2010: It’s over(?) – Joe Kennedy III Not Running for Congress.