• Kerry casts absentee ballot in state's Senate race


    BOSTON (AP) - Secretary of State John Kerry has cast his ballot in the race for his former U.S. Senate seat.

    Kerry and his wife Teresa visited Boston City Hall on Monday so Kerry could cast an absentee ballot in the state's special election for the seat he resigned from earlier this year.

    Kerry told reporters he voted "based on my friendship and comments through the years" - a reference to Democratic candidate Edward Markey.

    He also described himself as a "Democrat through and through."

    Kerry also said President Barack Obama made the right decision to begin arming rebels in Syria. He said Obama doesn't want to see the situation more militarized but wants to put pressure on Assad to get to a negotiated resolution.

    Kerry also predicted a Boston Bruins win over Chicago in the Stanley Cup playoffs.

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