Sunday, February 24, 2013
Nomination papers deadline is Wednesday, Feb. 27
With only days to go before nomination papers are due in the race for U.S. Senate, last week was a busy one for announced and potential candidates looking to fill the seat left vacant by John Kerry’s appointment to Secretary of State. The Republican field lost one prominent candidate, and another generated a bit of controversy. On the Democratic side, Congressmen Edward Markey (D-Malden) and Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) have been working through their pre-primary debate schedule and campaigning across the state. Democrats Markey and Lynch hit the road Both Democratic candidates hit the road again last week from Pittsfield to Salem, meeting with residents and attending fundraisers. Markey had campaign stops in Taunton, Fall River, Lowell …
Sunday, February 3, 2013
The former state senator's announcement came on Friday after Scott Brown said he would not run in the U.S. Senate race.
Former state Senate Republican Leader Richard Tisei says he is considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat recently vacated by John Kerry after the long-time senator was appointed Secretary of State earlier this week. “In the coming days, I will be talking with family, friends, and supporters to consider the best role that I can play in helping to bring new, alternative leadership to Washington,” Tisei said in a statement released Friday. Tisei, who previously ran for lieutenant governor and Congress, said he was shocked to see Scott Brown announce he would not be running for the seat. "The news that Scott won't be running again came as a surprise to me, as to many others," Tisei said in the statement. "I've known him for many years and …
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
U.S. Senator Kerry will replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.
The U.S. Senate has confirmed U.S. Sen. John Kerry as the new Secretary of State. With only three dissenting votes, the Senate vote came on Tuesday afternoon. Kerry will take over for Hillary Clinton, who is leaving her post after four years. Kerry will have to resign as a U.S. senator from Massachusetts, paving the way for a special senate election. The primary election is scheduled for April 30 and the general election will be held on June 25. U.S. Congressman Ed Markey, D-MA, has announced he is running for the seat. U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch, D-MA has hinted that he may run. As for an interim senator for Kerry's seat, Gov. Deval Patrick plans to announce his pick on Wednesday, Jan. 30, according to the Boston Herald.
Friday, December 21, 2012
The Massachusetts senator reportedly will be the pick to replace Hillary Clinton as the country's top diplomat.
John Kerry will be President Obama's pick to become the next Secretary of State, and replace Hillary Clinton as the nation's top diplomat, according to several media outlets citing sources. The New York Times, among others, reports that the Massachusetts senator and former Democratic presidential nominee will be the selection for the post. Many expected Kerry to be the president's pick after U.N. Ambassador Susan Rice took her name out of the running last week. Rice had been under scrutiny by Republicans in Congress for statements she made in the aftermath of the attack on the U.S. mission in Benghazi, Libya. If confirmed, Kerry's departure as the state's senior senator would open up the seat to an interim Senator and later a special …