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Capuano to Consider Run for Governor

The Somerville congressman told WBUR he'll take several months to make a decision.

Rep. Michael Capuano is giving some thought to running for governor in 2014.

The Somerville congressman told WBUR he's considering a run and that he will take months to make a final decision.

Capuano told the radio station, "Part of me thinks that some of the more interesting, more important fights over the next several years might be conducted at statehouses around the country and not necessarily on Capitol Hill."

He also told WBUR he thinks the Tea Party will continue to have "Capitol Hill under siege" in the near future.

Capuano's decision may further speculation about the political future of Somerville's mayor, Joseph Curtatone, who some have pegged as a possible gubernatorial candidate himself. Others have suggested Curtatone might be interested in Capuano's seat in the U.S. House of Representatives should the current congressman move onto something else.

In a recent conversation with Somerville Patch, however, Curtatone said he's focused on running again this year for mayor. 

"I haven't considered running for anything other than mayor," he said.

J L February 08, 2013 at 11:08 AM
Capuano won't leave his seat for an unsure race. Heck, he didn't run for the special Senate race this time that wouldn't make him leave if he lost. Curtatone will have a hard time in Everett for speaking out so strongly against their casino proposal. He will have a hard time competing against minorities in Boston who would certainly run. Also heard that Capuano's son was looking at this seat.
Courtney O'Keefe February 08, 2013 at 05:16 PM
Curtatone for Lt. Governor?

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