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Mass. Braces For Another Special Election To Fill Kerry Seat

President Barack Obama looks to Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., after announcing his nomination as the next secretary of state in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Friday, Dec. 21, 2012, in Washington. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

President Obama looks to Sen. John Kerry after announcing his nomination as the next secretary of state in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, Friday in Washington. (Carolyn Kaster/AP)

BOSTON — Massachusetts voters weary from one of the nation’s costliest and most divisive U.S. Senate races are facing another tumultuous election, following President Obama’s nomination of Sen. John Kerry as secretary of state. If confirmed by the Senate, Kerry would resign the seat he’s held for nearly three decades, sparking a special election – the state’s third Senate contest since 2010.

For a look at the Massachusetts political landscape and what’s ahead, we spoke with Jeff Berry, a professor of political science at Tufts University.

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