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.