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Capuano Would 'Consider' Run for Senate

The Somerville congressman told WCVB he wasn't sure if Sen. Scott Brown would run, or win, if Sen. John Kerry leaves the Senate to accept a cabinet position.

Rep. Michael Capuano told WCVB he would "consider" running for Senate if Sen. John Kerry leaves the legislative body to join President Barack Obama's cabinet.

That said, Capuano told the TV station, "I can't deal the cards," and that he wasn't officially "planning anything."

If Kerry, who was first elected to the Senate in 1984, joined Obama's cabinet, it could lead a number of prospective candidates to consider running for his seat.

Among those possible candidates would be Republican Sen. Scott Brown, who recently lost a bid for reelection to Elizabeth Warren.

In regard to Brown, Capuano, a Democrat, told WCVB he wasn't sure if the Republican would run again, or win.

Capuano ran for Senate once before during the 2010 special election to fill the seat left vacant by former Sen. Ted Kennedy. He was defeated in the primary by Attorney General Martha Coakley, and Brown ultimately won the election.

Cool Fusion November 22, 2012 at 11:20 AM
A perfectly aligned candidate for this dysfunctional corrupt non-representative form of illegal warmongering bankster government. Democracy is the freedom to elect our own dictators.
Bill Kelly November 23, 2012 at 05:14 PM
You speak some truth in your post. As George Will said in 2008 it's time we all admit that it is not a question of whether we elect elites or not but whose elites get elected.
Michael Quinlan November 23, 2012 at 11:15 PM
Are you attempting to convince the world that Joe Biden is an example of Democrat 'elite'? What a world.

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