• Rep. Lynch still undecided on run for Kerry seat


    BOSTON (AP) - Congressman Stephen Lynch says he's meeting with constituents and elected officials as he awaits Senate confirmation of John Kerry for secretary of state.

    Lynch is weighing a run for Kerry's seat and Kerry's confirmation would trigger a special election.

    Lynch released the brief statement after fellow Democratic Rep. Michael Capuano announced that he won't run for Kerry's seat.

    Lynch said he knows Capuano made the right decision for himself and his family, but said he's still trying to decide "how I might best serve the families of Massachusetts."

    So far, Congressman Ed Markey is the only announced Democratic hopeful.

    Former U.S. Sen. Scott Brown is weighing a run on the Republican side.

    Kerry has already signaled his support for Markey, as has Victoria Kennedy, the widow of the late U.S. Sen. Edward Kennedy.

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