John Kerry has won easy (94-3) Senate confirmation as President Obama’s new Secretary of State. Needless to say, we are very proud that one of BMG’s own is now the nation’s top diplomat! Congratulations Mr. Secretary – a well-deserved honor.
That, of course, means that Kerry’s Senate seat is vacant (or will be as soon as the formalities of submitting paperwork are done). Governor Patrick is expected to name an interim Senator tomorrow, and the special election now begins in earnest. The dates are expected to be an April 30 primary, and a June 25 election.
I assume that we will know within a couple of days whether Ed Markey will face a primary opponent, whether it be Steve Lynch or a surprise entrant, and who, if anyone, will jump in on the other side of the aisle.
Ed Markey’s official kickoff event is this Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Malden Y – check it out if you can, and in any event, watch this space for all the latest!