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Congressman Lynch Exploring Run for Senate Seat

The congressman said he is giving "serious consideration" to a run for Senate. Lynch currently represents Stoughton and many other nearby towns in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Another Massachusetts Congressman is seriously considering a run for Senator John Kerry’s seat in a special election this year.

Congressman Stephen Lynch, a South Boston Democrat, whose district includes Stoughton and many other nearby towns, is reportedly talking to “well-known political consultants” and planning a possible run in a Democratic primary, reported The Boston Herald.

“I am giving serious consideration to a run for the United States Senate and am grateful for the support and encouragement I have received in recent days,” Lynch said in a statement to the Herald.

The Democratic frontrunner to take Kerry’s seat is Congressman Ed Markey, who is the longest serving member of Congress from Massachusetts. Kerry and Vicki Kennedy, the widow of the late Sen. Edward Kennedy, have already thrown their support behind Markey.

Outgoing Senator Scott Brown hasn't announced whether he will run for the seat on the Republican side. Brown lost to Democrat Elizabeth Warren in the recent November election.

Kerry's seat is going to become available if he is sworn in as the next Secretary of State. President Barack Obama nominated Kerry to the post last month.

Lynch has served as a Congressman since 2001.

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