Lynch Exploring Run for Senate Seat
The congressman said he is giving "serious consideration" to a run for Senate.
Another Massachusetts Congressman is seriously considering a run for Sen. John Kerry’s seat in a special election this year.
Congressman Stephen Lynch is reportedly talking to “well-known political consultants” and planning a possible run in a Democratic primary, reported The Boston Herald.
“I am giving serious consideration to a run for the United States Senate and am grateful for the support and encouragement I have received in recent days,” Lynch said in a statement to the Herald.
The Democratic frontrunner to take Kerry’s seat is Congressman Ed Markey, who is the longest serving member of Congress from Massachusetts. Kerry and Vicki Kennedy, the widow of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, have already thrown their support behind Markey.
Outgoing Republican Senator Scott Brown has not announced whether he will run for the seat on the Republican side.
Kerry's seat is going to become available if he is sworn in as the next Secretary of State. President Barack Obama nominated Kerry to the post last month.