Published March 25. 2014 7:00AM Updated March 25. 2014 7:26AM
Branford (AP) — Ted Kennedy Jr. says he's considering a run for the state Senate in Connecticut.
The son of the late U.S. Sen. Ted Kennedy of Massachusetts released a statement Monday saying he will decide within two weeks whether to seek this year's Democratic nomination for the 12th Senatorial District seat being vacated by retiring Guilford Democrat Edward Meyer.
The New Haven Register reports that Kennedy said he's been encouraged by friends and civic leaders to run for the 12th District seat, which represents Branford, Durham, Guilford, Killingworth, Madison and North Branford. The 52-year-old health care lawyer lives in Branford.
Kennedy thanked the 79-year-old Meyer for his service and said he is taking the political opportunity seriously.
There are no declared candidates yet in the 12th Senate District race.