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Scott Brown Will Not Run for U.S. Senate

Who do you think should be the Republican candidate?

Scott Brown ended speculation Friday afternoon as to whether he would run for U.S. Senate, announcing that he is not entering the race for the seat left vacant by John Kerry’s confirmation to the post of Secretary of State.

Two Democratic political opponents – Congressman Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston) and Congressman Edward Markey (D-Malden) – will face off in the April 30 primary with the special election set for June 25. There are currently no Republican candidates in the race.

Lynch launched his bid with a formal announcement Thursday afternoon. Lynch represents the 8th Congressional District.


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With Brown out of the running, what Republican would you like to see run for the seat? Leave your thoughts in the comment field below.

Joseph Scola February 03, 2013 at 12:40 PM
Right on the mark Micheal Barrett! Elizabeth Warren was hand picked by obama and his entire machine went towards getting that "I know better than you" candidate elected. Disgusting.
Joe Kane February 03, 2013 at 02:26 PM
Everyone seems to be looking at this race in two dimensions, Democrats and Republicans. How about an Independent candidate? Someone without ties to either party who would run on the issues, not who they are most likely to vote with. Also, with Gerry Leone entering the Democratic primary, this is going to get interesting. Markey is the long-term Democratic hack. Lynch is the Union guy. Where does Leone fit in, if at all? On the Republican side, I don't blame Brown if he doesn't run. If they have a real, viable candidate then they should run him or her. But that person should not be looking to throw their vote 100% of the time behind Mitch McConnell, because the people of Massachusetts don't want that. They already sent Elizabeth Warren to Washington to be an obstructionalist to working together on solutions. We don't need a second one!!
aycaramba February 05, 2013 at 02:20 AM
Oh God, MB knows who is a "better person". Is that a magical power? Is it a Republican thing? And no modesty about it, either. You could make a lot of money. And the proof of Markey's evil is the value of his house. Talk about hacks...
aycaramba February 05, 2013 at 02:24 AM
It is inaccurate to state that those who voted for Elizabeth Warren sent her to Washington to "be an obstructionalist to working together on solutions". Just thought I'd point that out... Don't you care about accuracy? You should stop summarizing if you can't do it accurately and fairly...
Dennis DiTullio February 17, 2013 at 12:58 AM
From the little research I done to date on both democrat candidates I'm leaning towards Markey. Reasons: Mackey’s focused on energy policy. He serves on two energy committees and is the former chairman of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming. These are issues I also champion. Lynch is a champion of labor unions and manufacturing and is also more conservative in social issues than Mackey. Lynch voted for the war in Iraq and the serge in Afganistan . Mackey is a champion of waxing issues while Lynch waning issues IMHO.

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