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Sat Dec 22, 2012, 07:24 AM

Replacement for John Kerry's senate seat (Ed Show last night)....

Kerry Biographer, David Brinkley, was interviewed last night and said he thinks that Deval Patrick will appoint Vicki Kennedy as interim senator and then Deval Patrick would run for the seat himself.

Here is the clip. Toward the end is where Brinkley makes statement regarding Kerry's seat:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/45755822/ns/msnbc_tv-the_ed_show/#50275604


I think Deval would stand a good chance if he runs.

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Reply Replacement for John Kerry's senate seat (Ed Show last night).... (Original post)
Little Star Dec 2012 OP
GoCubsGo Dec 2012 #1
seaglass Dec 2012 #2
JustAnotherGen Dec 2012 #4
Mass Dec 2012 #3
Little Star Dec 2012 #5
Mass Dec 2012 #6
Little Star Dec 2012 #7

Response to Little Star (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 07:30 AM

1. I saw that last night.

I understand that Ted, Jr. is also very interested in the job. Either one of these men could easily handle Scott Brown. I really wish people would stop the damn hand-wringing. John Kerry is pushing 70. Let him go out doing what he wanted most. He deserves that much.

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Response to seaglass (Reply #2)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:34 AM

4. I will donate time and money from NJ

For any candidate that runs on the Democratic ticket - but did some research on Capuano . . . He IS very appealing as a candidate.

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Response to Little Star (Original post)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:29 AM

3. Deval said he would not run (last time yesterday).

And Brinkley does not know. He is repeating rumors. There are others giving Barney Frank or Mike Dukakis as the interim senator.

I am all for Patrick changing his mind. I think he would be a fantastic senator. But at some point, you have to trust him when he says he will not run.

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Response to Mass (Reply #3)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:37 AM

5. Where did you hear/read that? I'm not saying your wrong...

just want to know where he said that yesterday?

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Response to Little Star (Reply #5)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:42 AM

6. There were numerous reports in MA media yesterday, including this one

http://www.masslive.com/politics/index.ssf/2012/12/gov_deval_patrick_said_he_does.html

Patrick, a two-term Democrat, answered "no" when again asked if he would be a candidate for Kerry's seat.

One more here

http://www.newburyportnews.com/local/x1524998571/scramble-on-to-fill-Kerrys-vacancy
He again ruled himself out as a candidate.

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Response to Mass (Reply #6)

Sat Dec 22, 2012, 08:49 AM

7. Thanks! Brinkley was just spouting off it seems.

edit to add: I need to watch more local news, lol.

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