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Congressman Edward Markey Says He Will Run For U.S. Senate

Congressman Edward Markey says he will run for Sen. John Kerry's seat, if Kerry is appointed U.S. Secretary of State.

The Associated Press and the Boston Herald are reporting that Congressman Edward Markey, D-7th, says he will run for Sen. John Kerry's seat, if Kerry is appointed U.S. Secretary of State.

Markey, who has been a U.S. Representative since 1976, doesn't represent Lynnfield, but his district is close by. The Seventh District runs from Winthrop and Revere roughly westward and a bit south toward Framingham.

Markey, the dean of the state's congressional delegation, issued a statement Thursday saying he's decided to run for Kerry's seat.

The Malden Democrat, reported the Boston Herald, said the events of recent weeks, from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary to the fiscal cliff debate, have made it clear Massachusetts needs a senator with what he called the "right priorities and values."

The announcement comes after two potential Democratic candidates said they wouldn't run: Connecticut resident Edward Kennedy Jr., the son of former Senator Edward Kennedy, and Cambridge actor Ben Affleck.

On the Republican side, it is widely expected for outgoing Senator Scott Brown to meet whomever emerges from the Democratic fray.

River Divine December 27, 2012 at 10:23 PM
That's wonderful! :)
marc bowlen December 28, 2012 at 12:17 AM
please people no more Piece of sh** Democrats! elect Scott Brown if he runs! this piece of garbage Ed Markey has continuously voted for tax increases and spent our money like all the garbage in his party! we are supposed to elect people not political parties! this is not a parliamentary oligarchy! the democrats are destroying this country, they are taking our tax dollars and building brand new state of the art schools in Lawrence, Lowell and Chelsea where their votes come from! While towns liker Andover, Lynnfield and Saugus have older schools in disrepair! The Democrats must be stopped at all costs! Ed Markey is part of the problem, he has sold out his own people for political gain, he must not be elected to the senate!
River Divine December 29, 2012 at 11:59 PM
Here is his voting record. See for yourself, without all of the spin and theatrics. http://www.ontheissues.org/MA/Ed_Markey.htm
marc bowlen January 12, 2013 at 03:56 AM
Oh lovely Ed Markey is for gays, same sex marriages, immigration, higher taxes on people making over 200k, nazi health care mandates, gun control, translation: this means anyone who is successful in life , all your earnings will be taken and given to low income communities to support 3rd world ways of life, which are people who vote for democrats, people who make their living working for the government or just stupid people!

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