Ted Kennedy Jr. says he's not running for reelection in Connecticut

Ted Kennedy Jr. announced on Wednesday he won't run for re-election in the Connecticut Senate this year so he can focus on protecting disability rights He said there's 'an enormous threat to the rights of people with disabilities' with Republican President Donald 's administration Kennedy said he plans to 'rev up' a campaign to register one million new voters with disabilities between now and Election Day The 56-year-old Democrat lost his a leg to cancer when he was 12 years old

By Associated Press

Published: 01:14 GMT, 1 March 2018 | Updated: 17:11 GMT, 1 March 2018

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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 '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

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