Who will replace Kennedy??
Well that is the burning question in Massachusetts and, really, the nation. With Dems now one seat short of the magical 60 seats (which is an overblown idea if you ask me) and the fact that we haven’t seen an open senate seat in more than 25 years in Massachusetts, this is sure to be a fierce race. Governor Patrick announced yesterday that a special election will be held on 1/19 with a primary on 12/8. If you are interested in running, the full schedule is here.
Each Tuesday, between now and 11/24, I will profile the candidates running for their parties nomination. Originally I had planned to do one Democrat and one Republican each day and I will, if enough Republicans run. Otherwise, I will intersperse them or come up with some other way of talking about them. Then, on 12/1 I will endorse a Democrat and a Republican which, my influence and reputation being what they are, will surely cause them to lose. After the primary, I will probably turn Candidate Tuesday into Issue Tuesday and present a particular issue and feature the positions of each candidate on that issue for your education and, I hope, debate. That is my plan…I hope you like it 🙂
Stay tuned for the first Candidate Tuesday…coming 9/8!!!