Markey Says He Will Run For U.S. Senate

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 Framingham's 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, has a regional office in downtown 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."

Judy Riegelhaupt December 27, 2012 at 09:58 PM
Great news. He's experienced, has an excellent record, and is very responsive to his constituents. He'll be an excellent candidate. Hurrah! JR
Natalie December 27, 2012 at 10:21 PM
No mistakes. We MUST mount a campaign as we did for the great Elizabeth Warren. Ed Markey is WONDERFUL. He has been my representative for as long as I can remember. He has expertise and depth of experience to fill the Senate seat. Let's ALL Democrats and independents alike give him our FULLEST support. We are SO lucky in Massachusetts to have the best, most intellectually sharp candidates in the nation. Let us NEVER again let Scott Brown see the inside of the Senate! Remember, he voted 70% with Republicans. I am THRILLED at the possibility of yet again voting for candidate Ed Markey in whom I can have complete faith he that is able to do the job. Onward!
Natalie December 27, 2012 at 10:22 PM
Ramuel M. Raagas December 28, 2012 at 02:18 AM
I pray that Senator Brown does not clean our clocks in neighboring Worcester County's suburbs, Gerry.
Mike December 28, 2012 at 04:39 AM
"Great Elizabeth Warren"?....oh my gosh...


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