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Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:00 PM

If/when Kerry is nominated for SecState, Ed Markey would make a damned fine replacement.

Edward John "Ed" Markey (born July 11, 1946) is the U.S. Representative for Massachusetts's 7th congressional district, serving since 1976. He is a member of the Democratic Party. Markey is the Dean of both the Massachusetts and New England House delegations. He is the second longest-serving member of Congress from New England, behind Senator Patrick Leahy of Vermont.

In the U.S. House, Markey is a progressive representative who has made energy policy his top priority. He sits on several energy committees and subcommittees, and is the former chairman of the Select Committee on Energy Independence and Global Warming.

The rest: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ed_Markey

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Reply If/when Kerry is nominated for SecState, Ed Markey would make a damned fine replacement. (Original post)
WilliamPitt Dec 2012 OP
RKP5637 Dec 2012 #1
immoderate Dec 2012 #2
LeftInTX Dec 2012 #3
bluestate10 Dec 2012 #4
dsc Dec 2012 #5
WilliamPitt Dec 2012 #6
dsc Dec 2012 #7
WilliamPitt Dec 2012 #8
Blaukraut Dec 2012 #9
Panasonic Dec 2012 #11
Panasonic Dec 2012 #10
dsc Dec 2012 #13
WilliamPitt Dec 2012 #14
bluestate10 Dec 2012 #15
CTyankee Dec 2012 #12
graywarrior Dec 2012 #16
We People Dec 2012 #17

Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:02 PM

1. YES!!! I've always felt Ed Markey was consistently one of the good guys! n/t

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:05 PM

2. Sounds good to me.

There must be plenty of Dems in MA that can beat Brown.

--imm

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:19 PM

3. I agree

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:34 PM

4. I live in Massachusetts. I am now deciding whether I should sit this one out.

I contributed to Elizabeth Warren, the President and Massachusetts US House candidates. The issue that I have is that the Left were the people that made a huge deal of Rice owning some pipeline stock that a person that has a net worth of $23-45 million dollars would have a fucking hard time not owning. I can't tell anyone what I own in terms of stock, what I can say is that I am not in favor of raping the land and support environmental protection in principle and personal practice.

I talked to a lot of people leading up to the 2012 vote. A lot of that discussion was to convince them that Warren and Obama were the best choices. I don't know how successful I was, but I was active and committed.

If I don't see the names of people that I can support 100% show up at the top of the list of Massachusetts choices if Kerry vacates his seat, I will tune out. I won't contribute money to the democrat or any one else, I won't attempt to convince people to vote for the democrat or even vote at all, I will take the next few months off from DU. I watched the Left actively attack a good decent public servant because she owned a few types of stock out of the great multitude of stocks that her massive wealth should dictate that she own.

I live in Massachusetts. My tuning out will make a fucking difference, that is more than I can say about most on the Left her at DU.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:38 PM

5. you really want to kill the seniority of the Mass delegation

I think he would be a good choice but man that would be yet another hit.

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Response to dsc (Reply #5)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:50 PM

6. Not an ideal situation.

Offer a better alternative.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #6)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 06:52 PM

7. Nikki Tsongas, Victoria Kennedy, Deval Patrick

the third name would need a place keeper and that could be Barney Frank.

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Response to dsc (Reply #7)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:12 PM

8. If Patrick leaves, Brown will run for Governor

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:14 PM

9. Then Obama should nominate Brown for ambassador of....something n/t

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Response to Blaukraut (Reply #9)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:15 PM

11. Somalialand and Puntland

 

Let him see the paradise.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:15 PM

10. And lose - MA has not yet recovered from Rmoney

 

Even though MA had to endure the stink of him for the last what, 18 months?

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:41 PM

13. Doesn't he have to leave anyway

or don't you have term limits there?

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Response to dsc (Reply #13)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:46 PM

14. No term limits

He promised not to run again.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Reply #8)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:31 PM

15. In Massachusetts, the Lt. Gov finishes out the term.

Scott Brown would have to wait until 2014 to run for Gov if he wants to take that route. When he does, he will face Timothy Murray likely. Murray is an effective Lt. Gov and was an outstanding Mayor of the second largest city in Massachusetts. Murray is an aggressive, tough campaigner and already has a big campaign fund built up. Murray is a Progressive who is also well liked by the business community. I don't see Massachusetts democrats matching Martha Coakley up against Brown again, given how poorly she campaigned last time and the assumption by republicans that they can beat her.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 07:20 PM

12. I heard that from a family member who is a political (Dem) consultant in MA.

He is very well known and I think an outstanding public servant. Good fit. And it will be good to hear his wonderful Boston accent a lot more.

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Thu Dec 13, 2012, 09:32 PM

16. Absolutely!

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Response to WilliamPitt (Original post)

Fri Dec 14, 2012, 12:50 AM

17. That hadn't occurred to me, but Markey would be a great choice! (n/t)

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