Ted Kennedy Jr. Will Not Run for Statewide Office

State Senator Ted Kennedy, Jr. (D-Branford) has announced he will not pursue a statewide office in 2018.

"I will not be a candidate for statewide office in 2018,” Kennedy wrote in a statement released Monday. “I am deeply grateful to everyone who has contacted me and encouraged me to run. I value the contribution I am able to make as the state Senator for the 12th District. I believe that if we put aside our partisan politics and find common ground, we can overcome our challenges and move Connecticut forward. I remain committed to making our state a better place to live, do business and raise a family. "

It was reported that Kennedy had been considering a run for governor.

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