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  •  Lets say (4+ / 0-)

    Markey runs and wins, who will then run for his seat in Congress?  We want to make sure that seats remains in Democratic hands even though we're not in the majority as yet.

    Never be afraid to voice your opinion and fight for it . Corporations aren't people, they're Republicans (Rev Al Sharpton 10/7/2011)

    by Rosalie907 on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 01:28:45 PM PST

    •  His district is rather solidly Democratic (5+ / 0-)

      Pretty sure that a Republican wouldn't win in Markey's seat and I am sure there will be a worthy Democrat in the state Senate or House that could be a good Congressperson.

      I'll research that though since I am not sure what Markey's district looks like now.

      Washington and Colorado said that you've got to legalize it. Hope the DOJ respects that.

      by pistolSO on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 01:38:07 PM PST

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      •  It is solid (3+ / 0-)
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        So much that Barney Frank's retirement was moved along because he felt Markey had used his clout on Beacon Hill to shore up his own district, not Barney's. I think Barney's fears were somewhat unfounded given JPK III's win with over 60% here.

        Here are the districts. Markey (5th) has:

        All of Malden, Melrose, Stoneham, Woburn, Winchester, Arlington, Belmont, Watertown, Waltham, Lexington, Lincoln, Weston, Wayland, Sudbury, Framingham, Natick, Ashland, Sherborn, Holliston, Southboro.

        Parts of: Cambridge (Fresh Pond/Harvard/Porter), Revere, Winthrop.  

        Republicans...think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. Harry S. Truman

        by fenway49 on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 05:07:45 PM PST

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    •  Markey's pre-2012 district had PVI of D+15 (6+ / 0-)

      Looks like Markey's new district is very similar to his old one, so I imagine that between Lexington and Natick(and Melrose and Medford), you'll find a good Democrat who can fill Markey's seat if he wins.

      Washington and Colorado said that you've got to legalize it. Hope the DOJ respects that.

      by pistolSO on Sat Dec 15, 2012 at 01:46:47 PM PST

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    •  Jay Kaufman (1+ / 0-)
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      I think State Rep. Jay Kaufman would be a good pick. He's always going to the same local rallies with Markey, and he's good on the environment.

      Consumption is not the answer.

      by Lexpression on Sun Dec 16, 2012 at 04:27:49 PM PST

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    •  I like my State Senator Will Brownsberger (0+ / 0-)

      but I don't know if Belmont is the best base to win a primary here.

      28, Male, MA-08 (hometown MI-06)

      by bumiputera on Mon Dec 17, 2012 at 09:51:00 AM PST

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