Who Will Run for Kerry's Seat if He's Appointed Secretary of Defense?

Would it be Scott Brown? Congressmen Markey or Capuano? Tell us who you think should run.


The Washington Post is reporting that President Obama is considering appointing Massachusetts U.S. Sen. John Kerry as the Secretary of Defense. There was speculation Kerry would become the next Secretary of State. 

Either way Kerry's move to possibly become a member of Obama's cabinet will open up his current seat. Should he be appointed, a special election would be held to finish out Kerry's term, which expires in 2014.

Conversation from the breakfast table this morning to the morning commute has everyone talking - who will run for Kerry's U.S. Senate seat if he's appointed? Could it be Scott Brown? Or maybe Congressmen Ed Markey or Michael Capuano?

Only time will tell, but we know you're talking about it. So tell us, who do you think will run for Kerry's seat if he's appointed? Let us know in the comments section below. 

Bill November 13, 2012 at 09:52 PM
I'd like to see Charlie run again. A one on one real race may have been different. Cahill is now on trial - Karma. Jerk.
Brandon Chapman November 13, 2012 at 10:55 PM
I'd say Baker is definitely running again. He's maintained a semi-public profile since losing last time around
bjean November 13, 2012 at 10:58 PM
I fully believe that Cahill ran just to take votes away from Baker. I want Brown in the senate and Baker to be governor. And as for Petreaus, he is a scapegoat for Obama and Hilary over Libya. The issue is not that he had an affair, its that the truth might get leaked out over Obama/Clinton dropping the ball over the handling and response of the embassy attacks.
Michael Quinlan November 14, 2012 at 12:29 AM
I would be great to have Congressman Markey run for the Senate.
Jerry Sheehan November 14, 2012 at 12:34 PM
Kerry is the perfect fit for this administration and it's policies towards americans and america itself! What a disgusting scenario! Just what we need.. Another rich, tax cheating, self-interest democrat who hates this country to run it into the ground!
Michael Quinlan November 14, 2012 at 02:00 PM
Rumor has it that Mass Dem legislature will change the law back to where Governor can appoint Sentator for remaining term. Deval Patrick will then resign and be appointed by Tim 'Crash' Murray. Don't be suprised.
Bill November 14, 2012 at 02:40 PM
I could see that, maybe qualify it. In this case there would be a special election in July 13 and that person would have to run again the following November. of 2014 You'd have to decide if it was worth it to raise the money and go through all the BS.
KlassySalem November 14, 2012 at 02:48 PM
As usual, John has a perfect way of summing up the events of the day.
Alan Zall November 14, 2012 at 03:28 PM
Are we talking about Romney again?
john November 14, 2012 at 07:10 PM
I call them like I see them. Our political system is an embarrasing disgrace on show for the whole world to see.
NaemhOisin November 15, 2012 at 12:36 PM
would love to see charlie baker run for gov again-absolutely----as for kerrys seat, not sure but i do know i will not vote for scott brown again; i will not compromise my values like that again, ever
Parson Weems November 15, 2012 at 02:30 PM
46% not 48%...He got walloped...
Parson Weems November 15, 2012 at 02:38 PM
As to (1), Cahill is totally consumed with ambition as anyone is who runs for state wide office. Stupid yes but he ran for himself no one else. As to (2) What you want isn't what you're likely to get, see elections of 2006, 2008, 2010 and 2012. Deal with it. As to (3&4) Maybe you're right, but today's news is Petreaus insists he did not resign over Benghazi. You can believe that or not. .
Parson Weems November 15, 2012 at 02:39 PM
Quit beatng around the bush Jerry and tell us how you really feel.
Parson Weems November 15, 2012 at 02:41 PM
Not a chance. Patrick has said many times he doesn't want it and another special election is just too much good news for too many politicos and pundits and consultants. They love it.
kerstin locherie November 16, 2012 at 08:30 AM
I guess all of this will pan out when Benghazi and the Petreous scandal unfolds with the truth. If Articles of Impeachment come forward. We will have a Lame Duck Presidency as we did in the last half of Clinton. Good Job Voters !
Donna McClure November 17, 2012 at 10:12 PM
Kersten: If only! The Dems will run another faux independent, its a formula that works for them and plenty of wannabe's to go along with the plan and even more stupid MA HOLES to vote for them.
Lenny November 17, 2012 at 10:30 PM
Yes Markey's private sector experience driving an ice cream truck prepares him for the senate
Donna McClure November 17, 2012 at 10:43 PM
NaemhOisin What in the of all that is good are you talking about? Are you saying you "compromised" your "values" with Scott? What values would that be? The values that would rather have a sitting liar in the "Kennedy seat"
Steve Marino November 18, 2012 at 05:38 AM
Lenny, with that kind of experiance, Markey could be president one day!
Lenny November 18, 2012 at 12:07 PM
True Steve, Driving an ice cream truck is a bit like "community organizing" , right?
Russ November 30, 2012 at 03:24 PM
Cahill. After he beats the trumped-up charges. They never went after treasurer Crane, remember him, with all his Lottery ads and give aways during election time.
Russ November 30, 2012 at 03:26 PM
Sorry. Wrong blog. Meant for Governor
Donna McClure November 30, 2012 at 07:22 PM
If the Dems appoint (which is an outrage) count on another felon.
john November 30, 2012 at 08:13 PM
Don't be surprised if it's a Kennedy.
John Merrett November 30, 2012 at 08:44 PM
Massholians, pay attention because this was already decided,- Kerry goes to DC, Warren becomes senior Senator, Cong. KENNEDY runs for her seat,- ehh voila!,- Sen. Kennedy,...let's hope he swims better than Ginbag Teddy
Lenny November 30, 2012 at 09:22 PM
And he has Native American Blood
Saber Walsh December 18, 2012 at 11:29 AM
People, the machine is in power right now... it's going to be Vicky Kennedy, no matter what we all really want.
Donna McClure December 18, 2012 at 01:53 PM
We never mattered, remember the "vote" to reduce the state income tax. We don't have a prayer of being heard, afterall, they know what's best for us. So sit down and shut up!
Anne Sweeney January 21, 2013 at 05:24 AM
Annie Dukaine should run, after all, look at all of her experience at misrepresentation, isn't that what the Senate is all about. How about her drug dealing assistant from Hampton, NH. She's another Gem of Duval Patrick, Another shinning Star, the commonwealth should be proud of :-)


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