Congressman Ed Markey told reporters yesterday he was "seriously considering" a run for Senate, should Sen. John Kerry be tapped as President Barack Obama's nominee for secretary of state.
Markey made the remarks to reporters at Malden City Hall, following a press conference regarding the city's proposed minor league baseball park.
"I hope that John Kerry does become secretary of state; he will be a great secretary of state," Markey said. "When that announcement is made I will seriously consider looking at ... (the seat).
"I am going to give it serious consideration," Markey said.
Markey had made similar remarks in 2009, after the death of long-time Sen. Ted Kennedy. He ultimately elected not to run.
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, also present, told reporters she would not seek the potentially vacant Senate seat.