I’ll throw out some names. Apologies for the Boston focus. Curious to hear others I haven’t thought of/heard about.
Representative Edward Markey
Globe claims eyeing his seat: State Senators Katherine Clark, Will Brownsberger, and Karen Spilka; and Representative David Linksy.
Globe Forgot: CARL SCIORTINO! For god’s sake, getting Markey elected for a chance at Congressman Sciortino would be heavenly.
Representative Stephen Lynch
Globe claims eyeing his seat: State Senators Marty Walsh and John Keenan, and half of the Boston City Council.
Globe Forgot: Poor Jack Hart. Suddenly Marty Walsh is magically promoted to senator and Hart is nowhere to be found. Half the Boston City Council seems a little silly here. This is clearly a heavily-southie seat, and stick a fork in my eye, Linehan would probably have the upper hand. Would Mac D’Allessandro come back? Suzanne Lee for Congress? Felix Arroyo? Another roll-your-eyes candidate: Mike Rush.
Representative Mike Capuano
Globe claims eyeing his seat: Mayor Joe Curtatone of Somerville and the other half of the Boston City Council
Globe Forgot: Sonia Chang Diaz for sure. Ayanna Pressley would be a very strong candidate in a seat that now includes Milton and Randolph.
Lieutenant Governor TIm Murray
Globe claims eyeing his seat: 2012 DNC chief Steve Kerrigan and his fellow former Edward Kennedy aide, Gerry Cavanaugh; state Representative Hank Naughton; and Mayor Kim Driscoll of Salem.
Globe Forgot: Well, probably not half the Boston City Council, but parts of it. Surely Connolly has his eye over here. Felix Arroyo would actually be a strong candidate for LG. Why is Curtatone listed as interested in Governor? Tim Murray was Mayor of Worcester and moved up to LG. Why is the Mayor of Somerville jumping to Gov? This might be a more logical path. Andrea Cabral, if she hadn’t taken the EOPS job. Setti Warren probably can’t run since he’s repromised Newton not to. Ben Downing has spent the last month getting his name out there. Why not for this? Katherine Clark.
Treasurer Steve Grossman
Globe claims eyeing his seat: State auditor Suzanne Bump, Mayor Lisa Wong of Fitchburg, Mayor Thatcher Kezer of Amesbury, and Katherine Clark.
Globe Forgot: Would Steve Murphy take another shot at this? Mike Ross? When does Jamie Eldridge’s name get into the conversation anyway? (Probably not for this job, but I’d quit my job and join that campaign if he did!)
Mayor Kim Driscoll of Salem
Mayor Joe Curtatone of Somerville
Globe Forgot: Somerville Mayor Rebekka Gewirtz. Has a nice ring to it.
Other possible candidates for Governor
Don Berwick is an interesting name. Dan Wolf seems like a longshot, but Bernstein threw his name out a couple months back. Carmen Ortiz is clearly looking at this, despite her denials. She probably needs to prosecute a few more low-level pols first, to build her cred. She can’t aim too high though… wings might get singed.
Oh, and that AG woman… what’s her name? Oh right, Martha something. Please, how do you even write an article about possible candidates for governor and leave her off, whatever you might think of her?