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Kerry, Vicki Kennedy Back Markey for Senate

The incumbent senator and widow of the late Sen. Kennedy both spoke positively about Ed Markey's candidacy on Friday.

A day after announcing his intention to run for U.S. Senate, Congressman Ed Markey received the backing of some big names in the Democratic party, including the incumbent senator, Friday.

Senator John Kerry, Vicki Kennedy, widow of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, and the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee all lined up behind Markey, reported the Washington Post.

”Ed’s one of the most experienced and capable legislators in the entire Congress and it would be an almost unprecedented occasion for such an accomplished legislator to join the Senate able to hit the ground running on every issue of importance to Massachusetts,” said Kerry in a statement.

Kennedy also spoke positively about Markey.

“I believe that Congressman Ed Markey is the best person to continue in the tradition of John Kerry,” she said. “He will be a superb senator for Massachusetts.” 

No other Democrats have officially announced a run for the Senate. Congressmen Stephen Lynch and Michael Capuano have both been listed as possible candidates. 

DJ January 30, 2013 at 03:37 PM
Oh My, looks like a back scratch. William Mo Cowan named interim Senator. Wow, didn't see that coming.
Avon Barksdale January 30, 2013 at 05:10 PM
HA HA HA this is the first time this has ever been quoted on a comment board, great stuff Amy. Clearly you know better than everyone else.
Amy January 30, 2013 at 05:48 PM
Yes Avon, I do know better than anyone else. Thank you. You do make me laugh though and I appreciate that.
Fiscal Conservative January 30, 2013 at 08:00 PM
Hate is so becoming Sharon. You must be one heck of an Obama Lemming. Follow every word he says as if it were gospel. Oh yeah, I forgot, he is the Messiah (in his own mind). I wish people could be open minded on issues. Is Brown flawed, yeah. The only politician, in history, who isn't flawed is the Commander in Chief. From your comments, you also must not be flawed. Me, I've gots so many flaws I should be a candidate for "Physician Assisted Death with Dignity".
Indiana January 31, 2013 at 03:04 PM
And what authority is Vicki Kennedy??? She was married to Ted "I'll have another chivas" Kennedy. Wow what an endorsement! I agree with Amy - it would be tough for Brown. As an independent I would take Lynch over Markey and maybe over Brown as well

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