Ross will not run for Congress

City Councilor Mike Ross has decided not to run for a U.S. Congress seat after openly considering the idea for weeks.

“It wasn’t the right time for me, unfortunately,” Ross told the Gazette.

Ross, a Mission Hill resident, said in a press release that he intends to support some other, yet to be named Democrat in the run for the 4th Congressional District seat that U.S. Rep. Barney Frank will leave next year.

“The good news is, I get to stay in Mission Hill,” Ross said. He likely would have moved out of town to run for Congress.

Ross indicated that a major factor was the entry into the race of Joseph Kennedy III, the grandson of Robert F. Kennedy. Ross noted the “tremendous support for Joseph Kennedy and the legacy of the Kennedy family.”

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