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

After Pres. Obama’s nomination of John Kerry to be Secretary of State, there’s a lot of interest in the senior senator’s seat.

With U.S. Sen. John Kerry as Pres. Barack Obama’s pick to become 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, Gov. 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. Rep. Edward Markey told reporters at Malden City Hall that 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 Sen. Scott Brown will run on the Republican side.

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

Kai Sale December 30, 2012 at 04:18 AM
Steve, your rants give your hometown of Waltham a bad name- go seek help
Aron Levy December 30, 2012 at 04:45 AM
Kai, you believe Steven needs psychological help simply because he argues his opposing viewpoint forcefully? Maybe you need to spice up your diet. Thin gruel can't be all that good for your constitution.
Pete N December 30, 2012 at 03:39 PM
No date on a Saturday night?
Aron Levy December 30, 2012 at 04:02 PM
Stop stalking me.
Ugotta B. Kidding December 30, 2012 at 07:46 PM
We should vote for nice guys. Scott Brown is a nice guy. Elizabeth Warren is a nice guy. Markey is a nice guy. Barney frank is a nice guy. They all know how to spend money that we would only waste. Good thing we have such intelligent voters.


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