BOSTON (AP) — Former Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey has joined a growing list of Republicans who've ruled out running in a special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the departure of former Sen. John Kerry.
Healey said Monday she was grateful for the advice of those who urged her to get into the race but said she's decided against it.
John Kerry is spending his final day as a United State Senator thanking the people of Massachusetts. Events were scheduled in the state’s three largest cities, with the farewell tour beginning in Springfield.
After 28 years representing Massachusetts in the United States Senate John Kerry said closing that chapter of his career is bittersweet.
Massachusetts Congressman Stephen Lynch has launched his campaign for the US Senate in Massachusetts becoming the second Democrat in the race.
Lynch, who grew up in a housing project in Boston and was an ironworker before going into politics said he would be the voice of working families in the Senate. He took a dig at the Democratic Party establishment for trying to clear the field for fellow Congressman Ed Markey, saying he would try to earn the election, not buy it.
Massachusetts Senator John Kerry is saying his thank-you’s and goodbyes as he prepares to become the country’s Secretary of State.
In a nearly hour long farewell address in the Senate Chamber, Kerry lamented the recent gridlock in the legislative process, but said he had hope in seeing a new generation of Senators not given to cynicism. He said it was the honor of a lifetime to represent Massachusetts in the senate for 29 years.
Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick has tapped a close confidant , advisor and long time friend to be the state’s interim United States Senator. William “ Mo” Cowan will temporarily replace John Kerry until a special election is held later this year.
To temporarily fill the senate vacancy Governor Patrick turned away from high profile politicians and turned to his former chief of staff and one –time chief legal counsel. Cowan, a 43 year old African American pledged to go to Washington mindful of the needs and aspirations of Massachusetts residents.
With Senator John Kerry’s resignation taking effect Friday, and an interim appointee named, the field is taking shape for the special senate election in Massachusetts.
The special election scheduled for June 25th will be the third time since January 2010 that Massachusetts voters trek to the polls to pick a US Senator. The new campaign is launching just a couple of months after Massachusetts voters settled the most expensive race in the nation between then incumbent Republican Senator Scott Brown and now Senator Elizabeth Warren.
BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick has tapped his former chief-of-staff William "Mo" Cowan to serve as interim U.S. senator until a special election to fill the seat left vacant by Secretary of State-designate John Kerry.
Patrick says Cowan's role in helping turn around the Massachusetts economy in recent years "has earned him the respect and admiration of people throughout government." He says the state will benefit from Cowan's wisdom and good judgment.