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Ted Kennedy Jr. to not seek 'statewide office'

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Ted Kennedy, Jr. says he "will not be a candidate for statewide office in 2018." (WFSB file photo) Ted Kennedy, Jr. says he "will not be a candidate for statewide office in 2018." (WFSB file photo)
BRANFORD, CT (WFSB) -

State Sen. Ted Kennedy, Jr. announced on Monday that he will not be running for governor. 

Kennedy, who is a Democrat, was the state senator for the 12th District in Branford, but said in a statement on Monday that he "will not be a candidate for statewide office in 2018." 

"I am deeply grateful to everyone who has contacted me and encouraged me to run. I value the contribution I am able to make as the state Senator for the 12th District. I believe that if we put aside our partisan politics and find common ground, we can overcome our challenges and move Connecticut forward. I remain committed to making our state a better place to live, do business and raise a family," the statement read. 

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