Michell Malkin reports, quoting boston.com:
"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."
Ans why? To spend more time with his family, no doubt. Oh, and this (via AOSHQ):
"Poll had only 35% saying they would vote to reelect P. Kennedy. He faced primary challenge from Jon Brien and GOP fight with John Laughlin."
It's official: Rhode Island is no longer the dumbest state in the Union.
Way to go, Rhodies! Better late than never!