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Illinois Thu Aug 13 2009

Where In The World Is Chris Kennedy?

Roll Call may have the answer although I'm pretty sure his campaign is over (before it officially started:

At least two well-placed sources who were working with Kennedy on his potential bid said they have been out of communication with him for several weeks and they do not expect him to run for office. What's more, several Illinois Democrats said they had heard nothing from Kennedy or his associates in recent weeks.

The Chicago Sun-Times reported that Kennedy also recently suffered four broken ribs during a recent water skiing accident in Hyannis Port, Mass. Kennedy's aunt, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, also passed away this week.

This isn't the first time that Kennedy has openly considered a race for federal office then ended up not pulling the trigger on a campaign. He also considered running for Kirk's House seat, as well as this Senate seat in 2004.

 
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