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State Sen. Kennedy Jr. Will Not Seek Governorship

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Jessica Hill
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AP
State Sen. Len Suzio, R- Meriden, left, talks to Senate President Pro Tempore Martin M. Looney, D-New Haven, right, as Sen. Ted Kennedy Jr., D-Branford, center, looks on, during opening session at the state Capitol in Hartford, Conn., in January.

Connecticut State Senator Ted Kennedy Jr. will not be a candidate for governor in 2018. Kennedy is a Democrat from Branford.  

On Monday, he issued a brief statement that said he will not run for statewide office next year. Kennedy says he values the contribution he is able to make as a senator from the 12th District.

Governor Dannel Malloy earlier this year announced that he will not seek a third term in 2018.