Rep. Kennedy won't seek re-election

FILE - Rep. Patrick Kennedy, D-R.I. speaks during a health care news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, in this Sept. 22, 2009 file photo. Kennedy says Roman Catholic Bishop Thomas Tobin has barred him from receiving communion because of his support of abortion rights. The Providence Journal reported on its Web site Sunday Nov. 22, 2009. (AP Photo/Harry Hamburg, File)

February 12, 2010 6:06:45 AM PST
Rep. Patrick Kennedy's decision not to seek re-election will leave Washington without a Kennedy in political office for the first time in more than 60 years.

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