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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-Malden, 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 any North Shore towns or cities. 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: Edward Kennedy Jr., the son of former Senator Edward Kennedy, and actor Ben Affleck.

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

john December 27, 2012 at 09:54 PM
Driscoll says no like she had a chance.
John Merrett December 28, 2012 at 12:49 AM
Here in Mass., we don't fire do nothing politicians,....we promote them.
gene December 28, 2012 at 02:08 PM
Ed Markey is hardly a "do nothing" politician. Before posting you should educate yourself.
John Merrett December 28, 2012 at 02:40 PM
Gene, You voted for Elizabeth Warren who raised $42 Million in the most expensive campaign ever in Mass. and still went into debt $400,000,...I know a do nothing politician when I see one.
John Merrett December 28, 2012 at 03:05 PM
Mass. voters love incumbents - even murder won't stop reelection.
John Merrett December 28, 2012 at 03:19 PM
From Jan 1977 to Dec 2012, Markey missed 887 of 21,602 roll call votes, which is 4.1%. This is worse than the median of 2.6% among the lifetime records of representatives currently serving.
Donna DeMarco December 28, 2012 at 10:49 PM
Markey reads the morning papers and then puts out press releases like he's on top of all things Moonbat. He is really a do nothing, mediocre bum, like the rest of the congressmen from MA.
John Merrett December 28, 2012 at 11:16 PM
Donna You have single haneely restored my faith that their are still citizens of Mass. who are grounded, common sense people,...Bless you!
gene December 29, 2012 at 04:05 AM
Then why don't you move to say Mississippi or Georgia where you can be around your kind. Or doesn't Howie Carr come in down there.
Anne Sweeney December 31, 2012 at 06:38 PM
Gene, while at the Chop House, try "The Howie" you'll love it !
Anne Sweeney January 21, 2013 at 05:21 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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