Unlike four years ago, the favorite won this time. Massachusetts congressman Ed Markey is now a Senator and we FINALLY have two elected Senators repping Massachusetts. Now we need to hold ANOTHER special election to fill Markey’s old seat.
It’s funny: During the second half of the 1990s and early 2000s Massachusetts had a revolving door of Governors. Ever since Ed Kennedy died in 2009 we’ve been having a bit of a juggle finding folks to represent Massachusetts in Washington. First we had that election in 2010 in which Scott Brown bcame Kennedy’s replacement. Last year Elizabeth Warren beat Scott Brown for Kennedy’s old seat. After the presidental election John Kerry was appointed Secretary of State, facating his Senate seat. Today, that seat was filled.
…Now all will be right in Massachusetts at least until election season comes again!