Mass. Senate Race to Kick off if Kerry Confirmed
If Kerry is confirmed by the full Senate on Tuesday, he’s expected to formally submit his letter of resignation from the chamber he’s served in for nearly three decades.
Gov. Deval Patrick said Monday that he’ll then set the date of a special election for June 25. The primary will take place on April 30.
Kerry’s resignation also means that Patrick will have to name an interim appointee to temporarily fill Kerry’s seat until the special election.
Patrick said Monday he’s yet to inform his choice of his decision.
Democratic U.S. Rep. Edward Markey is the only announced candidate for Kerry’s seat so far.