Some U.S. media quoted sources from the Democratic Party, Thursday (12/2/2010), reported that Kennedy (42) will announce his resignation this Friday. Members of Congress from Rhode Island was first elected in 1994. He had undergone a period of eight members of Congress. His father, a liberal icon and pioneer in the Senate health reform, died last August after 47 years as a senator.
Patrick Kennedy faced some controversy over the last few years, especially in 2006 when he was caught looking for help to escape the influence of drugs after his car into a menabrakan wall in Washington.
His resignation will add complicated efforts to maintain the Democratic majority in Congress and the Senate in congressional elections next November. Republican Scott Brown won the seat left by Edward Kennedy in the Senate in a special election last month.
Kennedy family began to become a member of Congress since his uncle, John F Kennedy, who later became U.S. president, elected in 1946.