Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley (D) is considered a likely special election candidate should Sen. John Kerry’s (D) seat become vacant if he is named U.S. secretary of state. But the Boston Herald reports that Coakley is more interested in the governor’s mansion than the Senate. There are no term limits in Massachusetts, but Gov. Deval Patrick (D) is not planning to run again.Patrick for the Senate seat then? On the Republican side, there's Scott Brown of course. But also, gay Republican former Senate minority leader Richard Tisei who just lost in a congressional race, in northeast Mass. And if the Massachusetts GOP really wants to shake things up, there's always our personal favorite, libertarian Republican State Senator and part-time rock 'n roll guitarist Bob Hedlund. (Photo - right).
Sunday, December 16, 2012
With Kerry at State, the long-awaited return of Martha Coakley
Brown, Tisei or rocker Bob Hedlund on the GOP side? From Eric Dondero: Ahh, geez. Here we go. John Kerry will now be slated to be Secretary of State. And taking his spot in the Senate? Could be failed 2009 US Senate candidate and current Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley. Remember Mah-thah, Ms. "I'm a regular Massachusetts gal," who couldn't seem to remember the name of the starting pitcher for the Boston Red Sox? Though, as WaPo suggests, we could see a shuffling of the deck and Deval Patrick emerge, with Coakley for the Governor's mansion. From the Washington Post, Nov. 27, "Report: Martha Coakley aiming to run for governor of Massachusetts":