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Report: Lynch to Challenge Markey for Kerry's Seat

U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch reportedly plans to run for the seat John Kerry will likely vacate.

U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch, (D-8th), plans to announce he will run for John Kerry's Senate seat if Kerry is confirmed as Secretary of State, according to the Boston Globe. 

A source told the Globe that Lynch will challenge Congressman Ed Markey (D-5th) for the Democratic primary nomination.

Markey recently announced he was running for the seat. Lynch plans to formally announce his plans after Kerry’s expected confirmation.

Kerry received a warm welcome during his Thursday, Jan. 24 confirmation hearing with he Senate Foreign Relations Committee and will likely be confirmed, according to the Washington Post.

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