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Rep. Lynch May Vie For Kennedy's Senate Seat

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Rep. Stephen Lynch could be getting into the race to succeed the late Sen. Edward M. Kennedy.

A person purporting to represent the South Boston Democrat picked up nomination papers on Friday for the special election scheduled after Kennedy died last week. Lynch's office did not return calls from WBUR for comment.

A Lynch spokesman did not immediately return a call seeking to confirm the person represented the congressman.

Attorney General Martha Coakley is the first Democrat to officially announce her candidacy. Other Democrats considering a campaign include Kennedy's nephew, former Rep. Joseph P. Kennedy II, and Reps. Michael Capuano, Edward Markey and John Tierney.

Republicans said to be weighing a campaign include Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey, state Sen. Scott Brown and former White House chief of staff Andrew Card.

This program aired on September 4, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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