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  •  Cool (3+ / 0-)
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    TomP, democrattotheend, Armando

    PoliticalWire is reporting that Gov Patrick wants to appoint Vicki Kennedy to the seat.  It's going to be ok everyone!

    •  as long as she doesn't run in the Special Election (0+ / 0-)

      Then Markey or someone equally qualified should run

    •  As interim or would she run in the special too? (0+ / 0-)

      If so, then game over. Brown wouldn't stand a chance in hell against a Kennedy.

    •  She's declined a number of times (1+ / 0-)
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      democrattotheend

      Sounds like she doesn't have any desire to be a Senator, even temporarily.

      From wikipedia: Reports indicated that the Senator expressed the wish that his wife would succeed him in office,[6][14] and speculation towards that possibility continued during his illness.[16]
      Upon his death, some thought that she would be appointed by Governor Deval Patrick to take the Senator's seat until the special election could take place, but she declined[17][18][19] and the governor instead appointed long-time Kennedy associate Paul G. Kirk. Some Democratic officials hoped she would agree to run for Senate to finish out her husband's term, but she declined again and instead endorsed Martha Coakley for the special election to fill the vacant seat.[20] Coakley was defeated by Scott Brown. A year later, speculation continued as some noted Democrats saw her as their best chance to take back Senator Kennedy's seat from Brown and the Republicans in the 2012 election;[21] however, she again declined,[22] and the Democratic nomination was awarded to Elizabeth Warren.[23]
      •  this may be different (1+ / 0-)
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        Be Skeptical

        some time has passed and she's not in the first terrible wave of grief, for one thing; for another, Kerry is quite close with that family--if he asked her to step in till the special, she might consider it.

        A thousand Sharkeys are invading a thousand Shires every day across our country.--James Wells

        by SouthernLiberalinMD on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 12:03:58 PM PST

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    •  I like that idea a lot (0+ / 0-)

      It is sad that this is going to be the first Congress in 30 years without a Kennedy. And she would hopefully fight for the things Teddy believed in.

    •  that *is* OK (1+ / 0-)
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      TheDuckManCometh

      and it would explain why Kerry felt it was safe to take the job.

      Still troubling for the special election...

      A thousand Sharkeys are invading a thousand Shires every day across our country.--James Wells

      by SouthernLiberalinMD on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 12:01:53 PM PST

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