The Associated Press

Rep. Lynch Still Undecided On Run For Kerry Seat

BOSTON — Congressman Stephen Lynch says he’s meeting with constituents and elected officials as he awaits Senate confirmation of John Kerry for secretary of state.

Lynch is weighing a run for Kerry’s seat and Kerry’s confirmation would trigger a special election.

Lynch released the brief statement after fellow Democratic Rep. Michael Capuano announced that he won’t run for Kerry’s seat.

Lynch said he knows Capuano made the right decision for himself and his family, but said he’s still trying to decide “how I might best serve the families of Massachusetts.”

So far, Congressman Ed Markey is the only announced Democratic hopeful.

Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is weighing a run on the Republican side.

Kerry has already signaled his support for Markey, as has Victoria Kennedy, the widow of the late U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000582357191 Dee Stonewall

    Funny (as in not really odd) how U.S.
    Representative (DINO) Stephen Lynch (Massachusetts 8th Congressional
    District) is holding out the proverbial carrot to his constituents and
    others re running or not running for soon-to-be-vacant U.S. Senator
    John Kerry’s senate seat. Lynch is so damn right of center that I’ve
    oft wondered WHY he just doesn’t admit it to all and join the Republican
    Party. That is, except for his ironworkers union card that he still
    dearly holds and rants about every opportunity that he gets. But then,
    again, this IS Massachusetts, the bluest of the blue states. That being
    said, this b.s. may get Lynch more campaign funds! Whaddah guy, huh?

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