Vicki Reggie as Heir to Ted Kennedy's Senate Seat?

A biography pushes the talk in Democratic circles that the Senator's wife could take his place.

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By Paul Bedard, Washington Whispers

A new and thorough biography of Sen. Edward Kennedy pushes the talk in Democratic circles that the liberal lion wants his wife to replace him in the Senate. Family sources have suggested that Kennedy, battling a brain cancer, is bidding to have Vicki Reggie named, should it come to that. Now that line has been picked up in Last Lion, The Fall and Rise of Ted Kennedy by Boston Globe writers. They write that his marriage to Reggie seemed contrived. "But it soon proved to be a love match," they add, "so much so that some wondered if she should one day be heir to his Senate seat."

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