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    This January Senator Kennedy's seat will be filled by way of a special election. I suppose there's a chance the interim replacement talk may bear fruit and we'll have a bridge; but I figure that's unlikely. The seat will remain empty until the voters fill it.

    Romney choosing to run would signal the end of any Presidential aspirations he may have. Even if he figures Obama will be re-elected and he'd have several years of time in the Senate he already has everything that could give him without all the baggage that's made it tough over the years for a Senator to make the jump. I'd say his chances of running are less than 20% Winning? less than 5% Remember that he left the Governorship with an approval rating of about 30.

    All the other Republicans together have about a 1% chance combined.

    Now as for the Democratic side there's Delahunt, Lynch and Capuano. All have dough in the bank, plenty of name recognition and are locks at retaining their House seats if they fail in January. Martha Coakley's an interesting possibility but she's got no money.

    Of those currently out of politics there's Meehan and uh ooh Joe Kennedy Yep, that name again. I figure Meehan's happy in academia; but Joe still has 2 million in his campaign account even though he left the house in '99 I wonder why?

    I'd rank the above names thusly:

    Capuano, Kennedy, Lynch, Coakley, Delahunt and Meehan.


    As to my personal preference? Its got to be good 'ol Barney Frank; but mostly because nobody, and I mean nobody, has a chance at pissing off the Republicans the way Barn can.
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    Is Romney still a Mass. Citizen??
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    If Joe decides to run- and I doubt he will for the same reasons he quit politics in the first place- he would trounce any opponent. Not even close. Even considering the criticism from outside the Commonwealth and from the tiny Republican party here (which is unfortunate and inexplicable) regarding his work with Citizen's for Energy, he is a shoe-in. I'd bet the house on it.

    The other names are unknown west of 495. Barney would be fun statewide.

    Romney can't show his face in Massachusetts again. He's got his eyes on the WH in 2012, and he might get it, too.

    Look for a celebrity darkhorse like Troy Brown or James Taylor:D
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    I suppose not, now that you mention it. I didn't figure on him running anyway. Really only if he had to do something political and had given up hope of being President.
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    Who cares we all know a liberal dingobat will get it anyway, it's Massachusettes...............
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    Sorry that used to be New Hampshire until you a$$holes from Massachusetts invaded it.

    Sorry Dude but Mass. voters are some of the biggest morons in the country. Teddy, Kerry, Patrick, Meehan, Frank. Edit: Should say eastern Mass, votes aren't counted past Worcester.
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    This from some clown who probably voted for Specter? That guy's actually flip flopped as often as you accused Kerry of doing so.
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    Never voted for Spector. Certainly won't be doing it the future, either.
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    Specter, Snowe, Collins, McCain, Lieberman etc, never vote for them they can't be trusted, when I'm in a fight I don't want somebody on my side thats going to slobber all over my enemy.
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    Sdaniels, wrong again. Now there's a surprise eh? :D
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    Romney won't run. He might contemplate running for the seat, if his handlers think doing so with a public promise to not seek re-election, helps him nationally. I doubt it though.

    I know who's going to win anyway. It'll be a crook, croni, or complete moron. This is Massachusetts remember? :rolleyes:
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    As usual nothing but ad hominem from Real World. all I ever get from you nowadays is silence like with that wonderfully sourced baby thread of yours yesterday or this crap. How about you show some respect for the forum and keep the crap?
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    Coakley won't waste her resources on the special election, she has her own reelection coming up and may choose to focus on that instead.


    Meehan has a great gig up at UMass Lowell, he already resigned his office two years ago to take it so trying for the seat might be a bad move. He gets well paid and outside of the Merrimack Valley he is virtually unknown.

    Delllahunt is unknown north of Quincy, he isn't known for doing much of anything to get his name in the paper so he might not be able to beat a strong name challenger.

    Lynch is like Dellahunt except with a Boston connection.

    Joe Kennedy has only his name going for him...the fact that he has been out of politics for 11 years and may have the Hugo Chavez begging incident hanging over him will sink his chances.



    If I'd go by your list I think Capuano is the one with the biggest chance. He represents Somerville, Roxbury, Dorchester, and Chelsea which would give him an edge in trying to continue Kennedy's poor and health care pet projects.
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    No, for some strange reason, it is Alaska.. not about Sarah, been that way for a long time.. even now they are one of the top per capita stimulus recipients..
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    I recently seen a poll on Fox 25 news rating their favorite political candidate in Massachusetts.

    Kennedy 50%
    Romney 35%
    Kerry 5%:rofl:
    Patrick 3%:rofl:
    I don't know 7%

    Romney would have a good chance if he ran for the Senate.
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    Kerry is already a Senator from Mass. not sure why he is included in this poll. Is Romney a resident of Mass.?????
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    It was their favorite political candidate poll...why wouldn't he be included in the poll?
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    Thought this thread was about the special election??
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    Romney and Delahunt have both gone on record as not interested in the seat so they're both out. Romney's absence pretty much guarantees this will be decided during the Dem Primary, which by law must be held on the 8th or 15th of December; but now there's quiet rumblings about Curt Schilling throwing his cap in the ring and he's a Republican, so you never know.

    Its just like those knuckleheads at Fox25 to not know you can't be a 'double' Senator.
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    The poll had nothing to do with the special election.

    I also question Romney's Massachusetts status.
    I would like to see him run, but I am not sure of his status.
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    Capuano is a crook. That was the word when he was local. Romney should run, and say that he's not going to seak the seat in 2010. The seat, should he win it, would give him national exposure, legislative experience, and an inside track to what's going on in DC. If he won it, he'd gain alot toward his 2012 presidential bid. Of course, that last part is the catch. As food for him as a win would be, losing would be embarassing, and probably a nail in his presidential coffin.

    I wonder what Chris Gabrielli is up to these days. I'd give him some consideration for sure.
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    Not surprising but he has managed to keep his nose clean since he was elected....


    Which is why he won't run...no real gain going at it now unless he is the odds on favorite for the seat.

    Chairman of the Springfield Finance Control Board. If he wants to jump into state politics again his energies might be better suited to try another run at governor if Deval tries for the Senate seat. It would be him vs. Murray for the Democratic nomination and given the state's financial troubles he may have a strong shot at getting the nomination.
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    Not a peep as yet from any of them as far as running is concerned except for Romney and Delahunt each stating no interest. Forget Gabrielli, he only just recently got clocked by everyone's favorite punching bag, Deval. It takes a while to get over a sting like that. Coakley has some interest I've been told, there's rumors, but she's undecided. With any luck there will be a Republican debate between Curt Schilling and Jack E Robinson (yes, he's a real live Republican person and that's how he spells his full name) on EEI. That would be good for some serious laughs.

    I'll guess that there will be two or three declared candidates by the end of tomorrow.
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    Gabrielli recovered from losing the 1998 8th Congressional District race to Mike Capuano and the 2002 Democratic Nomination to Shannon O'Brien to run again in 2006, he should be set to go again...if his war chest isn't depleted.

    I am hoping former Suffolk County District Attorney Ralph Martin decides to run for the Republicans...he's been out of the limelight for a while and was the guy who was widely speculated to be the person Romney would have selected to replace Kerry in 2004 had Kerry won so him running would be a big boost for Republicans.
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    Rick Santorum, Arlen Specter and John Murtha.

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    Romney couldn't win Dog Catcher in Chelsea. He delibrately turned his back on Mass because he didm't want anyone to think he was a liberal Yankee. He's a two-faced carpetbagger. Go run for Senate in Utah or Michigan or wherever you're from, Mitt.

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