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    very likely to remain in Democratic hands. Hopefully, though, the Democrats have learned from the past not to be too overconfident and will fight as hard for that seat as they would if Brown were running.

    ...On the Democratic side, longtime Rep. Ed Markey is the frontrunner, but he faces a challenge from fellow Democratic Rep. Stephen Lynch, who is much more conservative.

    With Brown out of the picture, Republicans may turn to Richard Tisei, the former state senator who narrowly lost to Rep. John Tierney (D) in 2012. Tisei didn’t rule out a  run in a recent interview with The Hill. Former governor William Weld is another Republican to keep an eye on...

    Tisei could be an attractive option for the GOP as an outside-the-box candidate. He is openly gay and pro-abortion rights and proved to be a strong fundraiser last year.

    “It’s definitely, at this point, an option that I’m looking seriously at,” Tisei told The Hill...

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