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Report: Lynch to Challenge Markey for Kerry's Seat

U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch reportedly plans to run for the seat John Kerry will likely vacate.

U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch, D-MA, plans to announce he will run for the seat John Kerry is expected to vacate if he confirmed as Secretary of State, according to the Boston Globe. 

A source told the Globe that Lynch will challenge

Markey recently announced he was running for the seat. Lynch plans to formally announce his plans after Kerry’s expected confirmation.

Kerry received a warm welcome during his Thursday, Jan. 24 confirmation hearing with he Senate Foreign Relations Committee and will likely be confirmed, according to the Washington Post.

Lynch represents 21 communities, including Boston, Braintree, Hingham, Canton, Stoughton, Norwood and Milton. Markey, who has served in the Congress since 1976, represents Woburn, among other communities

Aron Levy January 25, 2013 at 06:09 PM
We want Barney Frank!!!
Keith January 25, 2013 at 06:59 PM
The Globe is reporting now that Lynch may not be running for the seat, after initially reporting the same story here seen on the Patch...?
Aron Levy January 25, 2013 at 08:28 PM
I had heard the same on NPR. Maybe they just got a bad source: it happens.

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