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Who Do You Think Should Run for Kerry’s Seat?

After President Obama’s selection of John Kerry as Secretary of State, there’s a lot of interest in the senior senator’s seat.

With U.S. Senator John Kerry as President Barack Obama’s pick for Secretary of State, it’s anyone’s guess who will run for the seat in a special election next summer. Kerry was nominated by Obama on Dec. 21.

If Kerry is appointed, Governor Deval Patrick will appoint an interim senator, who will be named to the position before the special election.

Names have already been dropped locally and from afar. Names include actor and Cambridge native Ben Affleck, but he has already said he's not interested in running for the seat Kerry has held since 1985.

Earlier in December, U.S. Representative Edward Markey told reporters at Malden City Hall, he would “seriously consider” running for Kerry’s seat in the U.S. Senate. On Thursday, he made it official, announcing he would make a run for it. Markey is the first prominent candidate to officially announce his interest in Kerry’s seat.

The Boston Globe reported Thursday that both Democratic Congressmen Michael Capuano of Somerville and Stephen Lynch of South Boston have expressed interest in running, but neither have made any decisions or announcements yet.

There is also speculation that outgoing Senator Scott Brown will run on the Republican side.

Only time will tell who will be throwing their hat in the ring.


So, you tell us. Who do you think should run for John Kerry’s seat? Tell us in our comments section below.

DEBBIE January 04, 2013 at 11:34 PM
ROTFLMFAO I LOVE IT. I couldn't have said it better. If some nutty judge declares that we are paying for this FREAKS transgender process, then the judge needs to be taken off the bench, immediately, if not sooner. Stick him in the back of a caged van and get him evaluated ASAP.
DEBBIE January 04, 2013 at 11:35 PM
HA HA HA...... oh great, just when we thought we got rid of another him. A tiara and a tutu for Barney.
steve forte January 18, 2013 at 07:37 PM
The democrats democrat? No thanks .
steve forte January 18, 2013 at 07:40 PM
Works for me. I prefer my politics centered.
Anne Sweeney January 21, 2013 at 05:20 AM
Blessed are those that can give without remembering, and take without forgetting. One day a florist went to a barber for a haircut. After the cut, he asked about his bill, and the barber replied, 'I cannot accept money from you, I'm doing community service this week.' The florist was pleased and left the shop. When the barber went to open his shop the next morning, there was a 'thank you' card and a dozen roses waiting for him at his door. Later, a cop comes in for a haircut, and when he tries to pay his bill , the barber again replied, 'I cannot accept money from you, I'm doing community service this week.' The cop was happy and left the shop. The next morning when the barber went to open up, there was a 'thank you ' card and a dozen donuts waiting for him at his door. Then a Congressman came in for a haircut, and when he went to pay his bill , the barber again replied, 'I can not accept money from you. I'm doing community service this week.' The Congressman was very happy and left the shop. The next morning, when the barber went to open up, there were a dozen Congressmen lined up waiting for a free haircut. BOTH POLITICIANS AND DIAPERS NEED TO BE CHANGED OFTEN AND FOR THE SAME REASON!

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