Who Will Run for Kerry's Seat if He's Appointed Secretary of Defense?

Would it be Scott Brown? Congressmen Markey or Capuano? Tell us who you think should run.

The Washington Post is reporting that President Obama is considering appointing Massachusetts U.S. Sen. John Kerry as the Secretary of Defense. There was speculation Kerry would be the next Secretary of State. 

Either way Kerry's move to possibly become a member of Obama's cabinet will open up his current seat. Should he be appointed, a special election would be held to finish out Kerry's term, which expires in 2014.

Conversation from the breakfast table this morning to the morning commute has everyone talking - who will run for Kerry's U.S. Senate seat if he's appointed? Could it be Scott Brown? Or maybe Congressmen Ed Markey or Michael Capuano?

Only time will tell, but we know you're talking about it. So tell us, who do you think will run for Kerry's seat if he's appointed? Let us know in the comments section below. 

Karl Ian Sagal December 22, 2012 at 12:31 AM
I have never seen the NRA support automatic weapons in the hands of unlawful people. (Automatic weapons are illegal for private use in the US unless you are a collector with special federal authorization) Some people are simply unfamiliar with many things. Confusion is a bigger problem than many.
John December 22, 2012 at 01:38 AM
the fact that you call all whom voted for Kerry idiots exposes you as a completely unworthy partisan tool.
Karl Ian Sagal December 22, 2012 at 04:32 AM
Jon, That is a pretty fair complaint about my term. Not all who voted for Kerry are idiots. (I did not say that all who voted for him are idiots, but that millions are). I am sure there are many who simply believe in values that are different than mine. It is the reason I am so proud to have served in the military, to defend everyone, including those who think other than as I think. 5 weeks ago I was wrong to use the that term. Thanks for calling me out on it, however, I am no one's partisan tool. I am a conservative, but find very little difference between the politicians with a D from those with an R. They all place too much value on the party, and too little on the country.
Tom M December 22, 2012 at 12:11 PM
It's not the honest collector we are worried about. It's the semi automatic weapons that are in the hands of the wrong people. 74% of all gun owners are law abiding good people who believe in 100% background checks according to the NRA stats. It's the other 26% of licensed gun owners who sell 40% of the guns in the US that have no background checks. These guns are ending up in the hands of the wrong people. Make sure whom ever you vote for Senator in MA that they will fight for gun control to protect your children from gun violence & not put them in harms way.
Pete N December 30, 2012 at 04:19 PM
I agree Karl just look at what you have done to poor Jon, his panties are all in a bunch now.


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