Senate Race Heating Up

The field of candidates for the special election to succeed the late Senator Ted Kennedy is starting to firm up.

Democratic Congressmen John Tierney and Ed Markey are out, and Attorney General Martha Coakley and Congressmen Steve Lynch and Mike Capuano are probably in.

On the Republican side, there was some excitement caused by the possibility that former Bush Administration Chief of Staff, Andy Card, might get in, but he decided not to run, paving the way for a GOP  bid from State Senator Scott Brown.

Add to that rumored interest in the job from Canton Selectman Bob Burr, former congressional candidate Jack E. Robinson, and former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, and it's starting to look like this race might be a real donnybrook.

Then there is the possibility that the legislature might give Governor Deval Patrick the power to appoint an interim Senator.  That was one of Senator Kennedy's last wishes, and even President Obama has come out in favor of that idea.  This week, we'll talk about this fascinating race, and the men and one woman who'd like to be our state's next Senator.

This program aired on September 18, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.


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