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Tisei Weighing U.S. Senate Run

Tisei's announcement came on Friday after Scott Brown said he would not run in the U.S. Senate race.


Former Mass. Senate Republican Leader Richard Tisei says he is considering a run for the U.S. Senate seat recently vacated by John Kerry after the long-time senator was appointed Secretary of State earlier this week

“In the coming days, I will be talking with family, friends, and supporters to consider the best role that I can play in helping to bring new, alternative leadership to Washington,” Tisei said in a statement released Friday.

Tisei, who previously ran for lieutenant governor and Congress, said he was shocked to see Scott Brown announce he would not be running for the seat.

"The news that Scott won't be running again came as a surprise to me, as to many others," Tisei said in the statement. "I've known him for many years and served with him in the state senate. I have great respect for his independence and bi-partisan record in the Senate. His decision not to be a candidate in the special election for the U.S. Senate is a great loss for the Commonwealth."

Two Democrats have already announced their run for the seat: U.S. Congressman Ed Markey (D-Malden), who represents the 5th Congressional District, along with U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch (D-South Boston), who represents the 8th Congressional District. 

The primary election is set for April 30 and the general election will be held on June 25. 

What do you think about Tisei's possible run? Do you support it? Who do you think should run on the GOP ticket? Tell us in the comments section below.

Adam Maleson February 02, 2013 at 05:53 PM
Will he run, or won't he? I think it's still too early Tisei. But if he waits too long, there may be no time Toulouse.
Adam Maleson February 03, 2013 at 08:00 AM
Latest reports say Tisei decided not to run. But I guess journalism means never having Tisei you're sorry.


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