Capuano Would 'Consider' Run for Senate

The Somerville congressman told WCVB he wasn't sure if Sen. Scott Brown would run, or win, if Sen. John Kerry leaves the Senate to accept a cabinet position.

Rep. Michael Capuano told WCVB he would "consider" running for Senate if Sen. John Kerry leaves the legislative body to join President Barack Obama's cabinet.

That said, Capuano told the TV station, "I can't deal the cards," and that he wasn't officially "planning anything." 

If Kerry, who was first elected to the Senate in 1984, joined Obama's cabinet, it could lead a number of prospective candidates to consider running for his seat.

Among those possible candidates would be Republican Sen. Scott Brown, who recently lost a bid for reelection to Elizabeth Warren.

In regard to Brown, Capuano, a Democrat, told WCVB he wasn't sure if the Republican would run again, or win.

Capuano ran for Senate once before during the 2010 special election to fill the seat left vacant by former Sen. Ted Kennedy. He was defeated in the primary, and Brown ultimately won the election.


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