Wednesday, February 6, 2013
State Rep. Dan Winslow officially in race for the Senate seat vacated by John Kerry.
UPDATE: Feb. 7 at 6:30 p.m. -- State Rep. Dan Winslow tells Fox25 Boston he is officially in the race for the Senate seat vacated by John Kerry last week. Winslow, who represents the Ninth Norfolk District which includes Medfield, is the first Republican to join the race. "I'm in this to win this; I'm going to give this race everything I have with everything I've got," he said, noting he will use $100,000 of his own money and raise the needed $4 to $6 million to win the race. "This is a big reach for us, a heavy lift, but we have to do it and we have to do it fast." Winslow said he has resigned his job as an attorney and is in the race 110 percent. "I've got to do this with every inch of my body and every ounce of my being to try to get…
Tuesday, January 29, 2013
Kerry will replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.
With only three dissenting votes, the U.S. Senate has confirmed John Kerry as the new Secretary of State. Kerry will take over for Hillary Clinton, who is leaving her post after four years. The move means Kerry will have to resign as Massachusetts' senior senator. According to a Tweet from WCVB political reporter Janet Wu, Kerry's resignation has reportedly been sent to Gov. Deval Patrick and is effective as of 4 p.m. Friday. U.S. Congressman Ed Markey, D-MA, has announced he is running for the seat. U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch, D-MA has hinted that he may run. As for an interim senator for Kerry's seat, Gov. Deval Patrick plans to announce his pick on Wednesday, Jan. 30, according to the Boston Herald.
Sunday, December 23, 2012
On Friday, President Obama nominated Senator Kerry as his choice for Secretary of State.
Massachusetts Senator John Kerry, who currently chairs the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, has been nominated for Secretary of State by President Obama. During the nomination, President Obama credited Kerry, 69, with "having played a 'central role' in foreign policy debates for the past three decades, including ratification of the START nuclear treaty with Russia," according to abcnews.com. Kerry was first elected to the Senate in 1984, and re-elected in 1990, 1996 and 2002, according to Biography.com. He ran for president in 2004 against George W. Bush, and lost. Other notable accomplishments: