February 20th, 2009
04:15 PM ET
5 years ago

Kennedy’s wife makes fundraising appeal

Victoria Kennedy is out with a fundraising letter.
Victoria Kennedy is out with a fundraising letter.

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Sen. Edward Kennedy’s wife asked supporters Friday to contribute to his political action committee – a donation she claims would help the Massachusetts Democrat in his quest to establish health care for “all Americans.”

Universal health care is a signature issue for Kennedy, who is battling brain cancer and on Monday will turn 77.

“He believes that every American has the right to decent, quality, affordable health care, and fighting for that right is the cause of his life,” Victoria Reggie Kennedy writes in the e-mail sent by her husband’s Committee for a Democratic Majority.

She does not mention the senator’s struggle with cancer, but notes that “Messages of support from friends like you - combined with the spirit of hope and possibility in Washington - energize and inspire him.”

Victoria Reggie Kennedy also asks supporters to sign and write a note to the senator on an electronic birthday card.


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soundoff (53 Responses)
  1. Matthew, Detroit

    Teddy is no longer the voyeaur in the closet watching his nephews

    have sex. Freaking pervert, drunk, fat man, elitist.

    I love that people support this clown.

    Maybe they will give Caroline his seat when he croaks.

    February 20, 2009 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  2. Willy Brown

    Time waits for no one and it won't wait for you Teddy.

    February 20, 2009 05:41 pm at 5:41 pm |
  3. fearful for my country

    You have GOT to be kidding me. This is a joke right?

    February 20, 2009 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
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