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UPDATE: Markey Responds to Brown's Residency Question

Boston.com is reporting an early salvo has been fired in what could be the Senate special election showdown.

Wednesday, 7 p.m. — In response to this story, Markey's spokesperson, Giselle Barry, sent Patch this statement:

"Scott Brown has not yet announced that he is running for Senate, but he is already launching false, personal attacks from the sidelines. Ed Markey lives in Malden, and has lived there his entire life. He and his wife own their home in Malden. He is proud to come from and represent the values of the people of Malden. This campaign should be about what matters most to the people of Massachusetts: jobs, education, health care and the environment."

Original Patch article:

In a radio interview Wednesday morning, U.S. Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) jabbed at Democratic Congressman Edward Markey about his residency in Malden, according to a Boston.com report.

Brown questioned if Markey still lives in Massachusetts anymore and also told WTKK-FM he often sees members of the Bay State congressional delegation on planes trips home but said "I have never seen Ed on the airplane—ever," according to the report.

This salvo from Brown could be a preview of a possible showdown with Markey over the Senate seat expected to be vacated by John Kerry if he is confirmed as the next U.S. Secretary of State. Boston.com reports Brown has "hinted" he could run for the seat while Markey said he would run if Kerry's confirmation is successful.

Eric January 03, 2013 at 04:17 PM
I don't know if it's him or his campaign manager, but all he ever does is make allegations up out of the ether. You have to stand for something in this country - you can't just be against things. Unfortunately for Brown, he runs on a consistent fuel line of hot air. Go away already, Scott, and let another candidate with substance and real ideas stand up.
John Toto January 03, 2013 at 04:38 PM
Markey is the very definition of the old and tire "Inside Washington" crowd. Markey has been away from Massachusetts so long he can't tell Melrose from Medford from Malden. Markey is no Moderate and he has NO intention of being what we need: Bi-Partisan. Senator Brown is the best choice. We need a moderate in there especially since Lizzy Warren is a rabid leftist bend on destroying our economy so more people are dependent on government. Democrats need people poor, dependent and angry. Republicans want to lift people up. Republican Party is the party of American values and ideals.
Eric January 16, 2013 at 12:10 PM
"We need a moderate in there especially since Lizzy Warren is a rabid leftist bend on destroying our economy so more people are dependent on government." "Democrats need people poor, dependent and angry." "Republicans want to lift people up. Republican Party is the party of American values and ideals." Jesus, John. You don't really believe this tripe, do you?

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