Barney Frank (Photo credit KAREN BLEIER/AFP/Getty Images)

Frank Issues Terse Statement On Cowan Senate Appointment

One person disappointed by Gov. Deval Patrick’s decision to name Mo Cowan as interim U.S. Senator is former Congressman Barney Frank.


Sen. Scott Brown (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Scott Brown ‘Leaning Strongly’ Toward Senate Bid

GOP officials close to Scott Brown report that the former Republican senator is “leaning strongly toward running” in the special election to replace Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry.


Sen. John Kerry. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

Kerry Confirmation Hearing Set For Next Week

A Senate panel will hold a hearing on the nomination of Sen. John Kerry to be the next secretary of state on Jan. 24.



Mike Capuano Not Running For Senate

Congressman Mike Capuano says he’s not going to run for John Kerry’s Senate seat, if Kerry is confirmed as Secretary of State.


Barney Frank (Photo credit SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)

Mass. Governor Pressed To Name Frank To Kerry Seat

Liberal groups have launched twin online petitions aimed at pressuring Gov. Deval Patrick to temporarily name former congressman Barney Frank to U.S. Sen. John Kerry’s seat if Kerry is confirmed as secretary of state.


John Kerry and Ben Affleck pose for a photo during a meeting with members of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee in the U.S. Capitol on December 19, 2012 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Kris Connor/Getty Images)

Ben Affleck Will Not Run For Senate In Mass.

Hollywood star Ben Affleck will not be a candidate for Senate should John Kerry be confirmed as Secretary of State.


Ted Kennedy Jr. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Ted Kennedy Jr. Says He Will Not Run For Mass. Senate If Kerry Confirmed

Edward Kennedy Jr., the Connecticut-based son of the late U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy, says he has decided not to run for the Massachusetts Senate seat that will become vacant if U.S. Sen. John Kerry is confirmed as Secretary of State.


Attorney General Martha Coakley

Coakley Says She’s Not Running For Kerry’s Senate Seat

Hours after President Obama tapped John Kerry for Secretary of State, Matha Coakley took her name out of the running.
In a one sentence statement, Coakley said loves her job and won’t run for the Senate seatt.

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Ted Kennedy Jr. (Photo by Jason Kempin/Getty Images)

Keller @ Large: Ted Kennedy Jr. For Senate?

Ted Kennedy Jr. is the latest name to create buzz to succeed John Kerry in the Senate if he is chosen to become Secretary of State.


Former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis. (Photo by Jay Borselle)

Michael Dukakis Will Not Be Interim Senator If Kerry Resigns

Former Gov. Michael Dukakis says he will not be a candidate for appointment as interim senator should Sen. John Kerry resign to accept appointment as Secretary of State.