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  • December 28, 2012
    By David S. Bernstein

    Statement from Senator John Kerry -- he's not going to use the term "endorse" for reasons suggested in the first line (remember, he'll be Secretary of State while the primary is being fought) but he's clearly backing Markey, and by doing so this quickly clearly wants others to think twice about forcing a primary. Also noteworthy that the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee blasted out Kerry's statement, which is not an official backing but again suggests that DC Dems have settled on Markey.

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  • December 28, 2012
    By David S. Bernstein

    Two sides of the Cap-for-Senate possibility. First, "Anonymous" asks:

    What happens to Mike Capuano if he loses his second Dem primary despite being in Congress for over 10 years in the most heavily Dem district in the state? Could he run statewide a third time and win? Does he risk a primary challenge in the state's minority majority district?

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  • December 27, 2012
    By David S. Bernstein

    The Globe's Mark Arsenault reports that Congressman Ed Markey is all-in for the US Senate special election.

    Probably Markey was feeling confident because of my new column in this week's Phoenix.

  • December 14, 2012
    By David S. Bernstein

    "Mike" asks:

    Rank the Congressional delegation on likelihood of running for an open US Senate seat in a special to replace Kerry.

    Aha! A political Q. I'll include current and incoming.

    1. Steve Lynch

    2. Michael Capuano

    3. Ed Markey

    4. Niki Tsongas

    5. Joe Kennedy

    6. Bill Keating

    7. Barney Frank

    8. Jim McGovern

    9. Joe Olver

    10. Richard Neal

    11. John Tierney

  • September 23, 2011
    By David S. Bernstein

    "Michael Graham," who may or may not be a slightly goofy-looking conservative radio talk-show host in Boston (congrats on the drive-time slot, BTW), sends the following Ask Me Anything Day question via email -- perhaps for fear of being caught on the Boston Phoenix web site:

    With the Energy Oversight Committee's hearings on Solyndra happening literally as I type, is anyone in the MA media going to ask committee member Ed Markey about his vote against even issuing a subpoena? Or about his public claims that the DOE/WH were "cooperating fully" back in July, before we saw the emails warning of Solyndra disaster?

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