BOSTON U.S. Rep. Stephen Lynch says he hasn’t made a final decision about whether to run for John Kerry’s U.S. Senate seat if Kerry is confirmed as secretary of state.
Lynch told the Boston Herald Friday he’s conducting a poll and wouldn’t rule out the possibility of making an announcement next week.
Earlier Friday a person with knowledge of the Boston Democrat’s plans told The Associated Press that Lynch plans to announce his candidacy next week. The person requested anonymity to avoid preempting the official announcement.
Lynch has not returned calls.
U.S. Rep. Edward Markey, a fellow Democrat, has already announced he will seek the seat.
Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is considering running on the Republican side.
Kerry is expected to be confirmed as secretary of state next week.