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  •  MA-SEN: Lynch says Capuano not running (2+ / 0-)
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    DCCyclone, MichaelNY

    makes it an "uphill" race if he were to run. Acknowledging the obvious. Although, he says it wont affect his decision on whether to run or not.

    Meanwhile, Kerry's confirmation hearing has been set for Jan 24. Not sure what the typical timeline would be, but Hillary Clinton was confirmed 8 days after her confirmation hearing in 2009. So it looks, at the earliest, Kerry could resign the seat, the first week of February.

    •  A July Special Election would be a mistake. (2+ / 0-)
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      LordMike, MichaelNY

      All the colleges are out.  Needs to be May at the latest - what is the shortest possible window for the special election?  If there is primaries, I can't see it being before June.  

      "The world is made for people who aren't cursed with self awareness" -Annie Savoy (Bull Durham)

      by Jacoby Jonze on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 07:00:14 PM PST

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    •  I wonder if Lynch will wait to see what Brown does (2+ / 0-)
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      LordMike, MichaelNY

      If Brown doesn't run, maybe Lynch would then primary Markey because the Senate seat would be almost a sure thing and a rough and tumble primary wouldn't hurt the eventual victor.  But if Brown runs, a rough and tumble Dem primary would be blamed should Brown win and Lynch would be largely blamed since Markey is already in and has a lot of the party lined up behind him.  

      "The world is made for people who aren't cursed with self awareness" -Annie Savoy (Bull Durham)

      by Jacoby Jonze on Wed Jan 16, 2013 at 07:03:27 PM PST

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