A first for Connecticut’s member of America’s most famous political family: Ted Kennedy, Junior has taped a campaign commercial for a state politician. Kennedy, who lives in Branford, is now appearing in a commercial for Ned Lamont.
According to Channel 3’s Democratic analyst Duby McDowell, this is the first time Kennedy has taped a television ad for a candidate in our state. Duby explains the significance of this in her blog, the Laurel: http://thelaurelct.com/2010/07/22/as-if-ct-political-reporters-dont-have-enough-to-cover/
The commercial will once again raise speculation about Kennedy’s political future. Earlier this year Connecticut Democratic party chairwoman Nancy DiNardo described Kennedy as the “dream candidate” to challenge Senator Joe Lieberman in 2012. We talked about that here: http://dennishouse.wordpress.com/2010/01/24/ted-kennedy-junior-in-12/
The ad will also dash hopes of folks in Massachusetts who are hoping Kennedy will return to the Bay State to run for his father’s old seat. In the ad Kennedy talks about his love for Connecticut and that this is his home.
You can watch the commercial here: