Framingham's Congressman Edward Markey says he will run for Sen. John Kerry's seat, if Kerry is appointed U.S. Secretary of State.
The Associated Press and the Boston Herald are reporting that Congressman Edward Markey, D-Malden, says he will run for Sen. John Kerry's seat, if Kerry is appointed U.S. Secretary of State. Markey has been a U.S. Representative since 1976. Markey, the dean of the state's congressional delegation, issued a statement Thursday saying he's decided to run for Kerry's seat. The Malden Democrat, reported the Boston Herald, said the events of recent weeks, from the devastation of Hurricane Sandy and the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary to the fiscal cliff debate, have made it clear Massachusetts needs a senator with what he called the "right priorities and values."
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Massachusetts U.S. Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren will be live chatting on Patch on Friday, July 13, at 1:15 p.m. Wondering about her stance on a particular issue? Now's your chance to ask the Democratic candidate from Massachusetts any question you want answered. Warren will be fielding your questions on topics ranging from the 2012 campaign to healthcare to national budget issues. You ask, she answers. Head on over to our homepage from 1:15 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday to join our chat. You'll simply have to provide your name, and you'll be able to ask your questions immediately. If you can't make the live chat, leave your questions as comments to this article, and we'll do our best to add them to the queue. We will publish the live chat…