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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, including actor and Cambridge native Ben Affleck, who said he is 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 once he’s officially nominated Secretary of State? Tell us in our comments section below.

Greg Quill January 02, 2013 at 02:38 AM
OMG I just realized....are you talking about Ayn Rand you idiot?
Andrew Sylvia January 02, 2013 at 02:50 AM
Deleted multiple comments. Take a step back, people.
Anna Bucciarelli January 05, 2013 at 02:58 PM
Correct, correct, and CORRECT! Love how you phrased it .. MA cannot EVER complain, not now or ever since it is such a one-party commonwealth and chose to remain so, ad infinitum it seems. But complain we must and hope to be heard at some level ... to be quiet is to appear to agree and to be complacent is weak, can lead to further demise of our democratic republic. I do wish we'd have kept Scott and would love to have him back but I'm not sure about his chances this time either. His last campaign was poor at best, and it's such a shame since I truly believe in his integrity and always felt his decisions were based upon good and well-thought reasoning, not along party lines. Ah, well, life is full of a number of things, we shall have to wait and see what his choice will be.
Anna Bucciarelli January 05, 2013 at 03:13 PM
Tyler ... was it not you who reprimanded me on another post for taking whacks at you (which I still think I did NOT) ... and here you go, calling Mark a Whacko. ??? Ignore me if you will, but recognize your own duplicity. Gotta say, you repeat yourself in all of these posts ... samo, samo. I do see the logic in some of your points but suggest you take a turn at understanding where others thoughts come from and engage in proper dialogue, not name calling.
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