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  •  OK, Ted Jr. is qualified (0+ / 0-)

    I wasn't saying that he wasn't qualifed.   However, Markey has been in Congress for over 30 years and he is a fighter on the environment and other issues AND he's got $3 million cash on hand.   Markey can also fundraise well..

    Capuano has quite a history of fighting for progressive issues like early withdrawal from Afghanistan, and he could steamroll Brown in a debate.   His cash on hand is under $500,000 though so he might not be in good financial shape to take down Brown.

    Ted Jr. could self-fund, and his health-care expertise will paly well.   But there are some unknowns.   Can Ted Jr. hold his own in a debate?   Will Ted Jr just self-fund or can he fundraise?

    Of course if Niki Tsongas jumps in, that will make things very interesting because Emily's List and other groups will want to support a woman so we can have more women in the Senate.

    Washington and Colorado said that you've got to legalize it. Hope the DOJ respects that.

    by pistolSO on Sun Dec 23, 2012 at 01:48:36 PM PST

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    •  That is a question that remains to be seen (2+ / 0-)
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      On the other hand, even Ed Markey may not decide to run or he'll abandon his campaign all together as Ted Kennedy Jr. should be able to raise loads of money fast.

      Besides, the unique situation is that Ted Kennedy Jr. is not a career politician.  Unlike his father, Ted Kennedy Jr. has had a lot of experience in the private sector.  That may prove to be an even bigger ability for Kennedy to make his case for the U.S. Senate.

      In a way, Ted Kennedy Jr. will do what Robert Kennedy Jr. did not, if in fact he does run.  Robert Kennedy Jr. is known to being one of the biggest environmental advocates although he's based in New York and it doesn't seem to me that Robert Kennedy Jr. wants to go run for public office.  He just lost his wife tragically so being private for him is probably the best thing in his interest right now.

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