Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Kerry will replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.
With only three dissenting votes, the U.S. Senate has confirmed John Kerry as the new Secretary of State. Kerry will take over for Hillary Clinton, who is leaving her post after four years. The move means Kerry will have to resign as Massachusetts' senior senator. According to a Tweet from WCVB political reporter Janet Wu, Kerry's resignation has reportedly been sent to Gov. Deval Patrick and is effective as of 4 p.m. Friday. Kerry's resignation now paves 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. To date, U.S. Congressman Ed Markey has announced he is running and U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch is reportedly planning a run. Both are Democrats; …
Friday, January 25, 2013
U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch reportedly plans to run for the seat John Kerry will likely vacate.
U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch, D-MA, plans to announce he will run for the seat John Kerry is expected to vacate if he confirmed as Secretary of State, according to the Boston Globe. A source told the Globe that Lynch will challenge Congressman Ed Markey, D-Malden, for the Democratic primary nomination. Markey recently announced he was running for the seat. Lynch plans to formally announce his plans after Kerry’s expected confirmation. Kerry received a warm welcome during his Thursday, Jan. 24, confirmation hearing with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and will likely be confirmed, according to the Washington Post. Lynch represents 21 communities, including Boston, Braintree, Hingham, Canton, Stoughton, Norwood and Milton. Markey, …
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Framingham's 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, is the dean of the state's congressional delegation. He 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."