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Capuano Would 'Consider' Run for Senate

The Somerville congressman told WCVB he wasn't sure if Sen. Scott Brown would run, or win, if Sen. John Kerry leaves the Senate to accept a cabinet position.

Rep. Michael Capuano told WCVB he would "consider" running for Senate if Sen. John Kerry leaves the legislative body to join President Barack Obama's cabinet.

That said, Capuano told the TV station, "I can't deal the cards," and that he wasn't officially "planning anything."

If Kerry, who was first elected to the Senate in 1984, joined Obama's cabinet, it could lead a number of prospective candidates to consider running for his seat.

Among those possible candidates would be Republican Sen. Scott Brown, who recently lost a bid for reelection to Elizabeth Warren.

In regard to Brown, Capuano, a Democrat, told WCVB he wasn't sure if the Republican would run again, or win.

Capuano ran for Senate once before during the 2010 special election to fill the seat left vacant by former Sen. Ted Kennedy. He was defeated in the primary, and Brown ultimately won the election.

kevin thomas crowley November 21, 2012 at 01:43 PM
i grew up in the same neighborhood as michael. he was an acquaintance of mine, not a close friend.it's safe to say we did not see eye to eye on many things. so, when he entered politics i did not expect what soon became obvious, he was a straightforward leader in a land of gladhanders. i cannot imagine having a better congressman than him. i, like many in somerville, did not expect him to be the liberal leader he has become. rather than liberal, i prefer to see him as a 'Tip O'neil democrat'. he takes care of his constituents and he works to move those with less opportunities to live a more fulfilling life. characterwise, what i admire about him is that he is not a braggart. he does his job well and spends no time puffing himself up. he is not a press release politician. he was a hard working young alderman and in my book a damn good mayor. he could play politics with the best of them but always his frankness was his best quality. you do not walk away from a conversation with him wondering where he stands. he merits promotion to the job of senator.
J L November 21, 2012 at 03:03 PM
Kevin, having followed Capuano's career for a shorter time than you - I moved to Somerville a year before he ran for Congress - I nonetheless agree. He says what he means, he has strong, unwavering beliefs, and is an effective representative. I've met him and his family at several different events (they were surrogates during the last Senate race) and it seems like he has passed along his candor and passion to them. I wish Capuano the best of luck regardless of whether he runs or not, but I do not want to lose him as my representative.
Charlie Griffin November 22, 2012 at 12:17 AM
you both dont know anything, I would guess your comments are a plant. who is paul trane an why is he making millions off michael capuano, where does Capuano kid work at Trane's office in Boston, what kind of money do you think he makes, more so what kind of work does he do. look into this an then tell me how much capuano works for the people, he is for himself first, just how long is the line to second.
J L November 22, 2012 at 02:05 AM
Charlie, why so bitter? No plant here, just someone who tries to actively follow my electeds and very happy with this one. Crowley though ... What a shill! Jk.Jk.

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