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Congressman Ed Markey and U.S. Sen. Scott Brown may face each other in a special election to replace U.S. Sen. John Kerry (AP)
Congressman Ed Markey and U.S. Sen. Scott Brown may face each other in a special election to replace U.S. Sen. John Kerry (AP)

The race is on to replace U.S. Sen. John Kerry, who's expected to be confirmed as secretary of state. Rep. Ed Markey is the first candidate to declare his candidacy in a future special election to replace Kerry, which could also include outgoing Republican U.S. Sen. Scott Brown, as well as a handful of other Democrats.

For more on this potential race as well as the year ahead in politics, WBUR political analyst Dan Payne spoke with Bob Oakes on Morning Edition.

This program aired on December 28, 2012.

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