HopeTracker| Patrick Kennedy will announce shortly that he will not seek re-election to Congress and that he will leave the House of Representatives next year. Unless another family members decides to run for office, this will be the first time that a Kenney or close family members is not serving in Washington since 1947.
Mr Kennedy gave no direct reason for his departure but a close aide, Democratic fundraiser Mark Weiner, said his father’s death had taken an enormous toll on him.
“It’s tough to get up and go to work every day when your partner is not there,” Mr Weiner told the Associated Press news agency.
“I think he just had a broken heart after his father passed away.” via BBC