By Associated Press
Published: 01:14 GMT, 1 March 2018 | Updated: 17:11 GMT, 1 March 2018
Ted Kennedy Jr., son of the late Massachusetts senator of the same name, says he's not seeking a third two-year term in the Connecticut Senate so he can focus his efforts on protecting disability rights at the federal level.
The Democrat, 56, told The Associated Press on Wednesday it was a difficult decision not to run again for the General Assembly. However, he says there's currently 'an enormous threat to the rights of people with disabilities' with Republican President Donald Trump's administration and the Republican-controlled Congress.
'I don't feel I can sit by and watch that erosion take place,' said the state senator whose term ends at the end of the year.
Kennedy cites a bill that recently passed the House of Representatives that would