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Date Set For Massachusetts Special Senate Election

Nomination papers for candidate will be available soon.

The special election to fill the U.S. Senate seat John Kerry will likely soon vacate will be held on June 25, according to the Boston Globe.

The primary election will be held on April 30.

will likely submit his resignation on Tuesday, Jan. 29, immediately before the full U.S. Senate votes to confirm him, according to the Globe.

Massachusetts Secretary fo State William Galvin plans to make nomination papers for Kerry’s seat available soon and would give candidates four weeks to collect the 10,000 signatures required to get on the primary ballot, according to the Globe. 

To date, U.S. Congressman Ed Markey has announced he is running and U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch is reportedly planning a run. Both are Democrats; no Republican has yet announced.

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