Rep. Edward Markey To Run For MA Senate

Rep. Edward Markey (D-MA) has announced that he will run in the special election to fill the seat long-time Senator John Kerry will exit. Kerry has been nominated to replace outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in President Obama’s second term. Markey, one of the drafters of the Waxman-Markey climate change bill in 2009, is the most prominent Democrat to announce their intention to run in the special election. Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA), who lost his place in the Senate to Elizabeth Warren, is also thought to be planning on seeking Kerry’s seat.