Rep. Lynch Takes Out Nomination Papers For Kennedy’s Seat

UPI/Newscom

A representative for Rep. Stephen Lynch (D-MA) took out nomination papers today to run for the Senate seat vacated by Ted Kennedy.

A spokesman for the Massachusetts secretary of state confirmed to the that someone from Lynch’s office picked up the papers.

Lynch’s spokeswoman wasn’t immediately available for comment.

If Lynch runs, he’ll be campaigning against Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, who announced yesterday she’s running for Kennedy’s seat. The primary is scheduled for Dec. 8, and the election for Jan. 19.

The secretary of state’s office told the Globe several other lesser-known people have taken out papers.

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