As he prepares to end his tenure as secretary of state, Colin Powell is ruling out a run for political office.The Providence Journal reports that Congressman Kennedy will not run for Senate in 2006. Not surprising at all.
Asked on the Sunday talk shows if he had any plans to seek elective office, Powell responded with a firm and quick, "No."
He said he has no immediate plans to write a book, either.
Powell said he really hasn't nailed down exactly what he's going to do.
"I'm still looking at the opportunities that are out there after I retire. I'm sure there will be opportunities to serve in a public way," Powell told NBC's "Meet the Press."
The decision by Kennedy, 37, to skip the Senate race was no surprise. First elected to Congress in 1994, he has been a tireless campaigner for his party, accumulated seniority and, most important, won a seat on the House Appropriations Committee, which plays a key role in spending decisions.