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Sneed: Kennedy to Run for Senate

By Kevin Robinson in News on May 20, 2009 2:00PM

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Michael Sneed is getting a lot of business as a messenger these days. First Mike Madigan's daughter (and Illinois Attorney General) Lisa Madigan called her up to tell her that she was considering a run for Roland Burris's senate seat (although not sending any messages whatsoever. Nope. None at all.). Then Chris Kennedy, son of the late Robert F. Kennedy and President of Merchandise Mart Properties, Inc tipped her off that he's going to run for the senate seat as well. He even told Sneed that he's hired David Axlerod's consultancy, AKPD, to handle his media, and recently shot his first campaign ad. Lynn Sweet, a Sun-Times counterpart of Sneed's, spoke to Kennedy yesterday, who told Sweet, "I'm keeping my options alive and working through a whole series of issues still."

Sneed is no stranger to the world of Chicago politics, having been outed as former governor Rod Blagojevich's favorite press leak. Madigan clued Sneed in last week to what her plans might be in the upcoming 2010 political races, saying that she was considering a run for senate, but that "the governor's race is still my main consideration."