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  AP source: Kennedy won't run for re-election in RI
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Last EditedEddie  Feb 11, 2010 09:31pm
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AuthorAndrew Miga
MediaNewspaper - Boston Globe
News DateFriday, February 12, 2010 03:30:00 AM UTC0:0
DescriptionWASHINGTON—A Democratic official says Rep. Patrick Kennedy has decided not to seek re-election for his seat representing Rhode Island in the U.S. Congress.

The official spoke to The Associated Press only on the condition that his name not be used because he was not authorized to speak ahead of the official announcement.

The decision by the eight-term congressman comes less than a month after a stunning Republican upset in the race for the Massachusetts Senate seat his late father, Edward Kennedy, held for almost half a century.

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