Submitted By Todd on January 22nd at 7:53am
The move was spurred in part by the worsening health of her uncle, Sen. Edward M. Kennedy (D-Mass.), they said. The elder Kennedy, who is diagnosed with brain cancer, collapsed during a luncheon after Tuesday's presidential inauguration. He was hospitalized for a seizure but released yesterday.Does it matter that Teddy got his lethal diagnosis long before the election of Obama, the selection of Hillary as Secretary of State, and the opening of the Senate seat? Nah... On the other hand, the signals from the Kennedy camp are confusing.
Caroline Kennedy has bowed out of the race to replace Hillary Rodham Clinton in the U.S. Senate, aides to Gov. David A. Paterson said last night, but a person close to her decision told The Associated Press that she remains in the running.Just as she was starting to look like a wonderful potential successor to Harry Reid, Caroline issued a definitive statement.
"I informed Governor [David] Paterson today that for personal reasons I am withdrawing my name from consideration for the United States Senate."