Is Patrick Kennedy’s Seat in Play?

by Sal on February 5, 2010

in Election 2010,Politics

Yesterday, Rep. Patrick Kennedy (D-RI) got a challenger in his bid for reelection from state representative John Loughlin.  Loughlin may seem like just another ill-fated challenger to Kennedy (there have been many over the years) but this race is one to watch for two reasons:

  1. A new poll shows that 60% of voters in his district would choose “another candidate” if an election were held today.  That’s pretty bad for an incumbent.
  2. Loughlin has hired most of the campaign staff that managed Scott Brown’s successful bid for U.S. Senate.

Working for Patrick is that he is a Democrat in Rhode Island and his last name is Kennedy.

Update: It was pointed out to me that I incorrectly cited the poll done in RI.  The poll stated that 60% of voters would consider another candidate, not choose another candidate as I originally stated.

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