With Joe Kennedy out, Senate race wide open
With no Kennedy in the running, expect a crowded Democratic field.
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Republican and former Lt. Gov. Kerry Healey announced this weekend that she will not run in January’s special election. In a statement Sunday, Ms. Healey cited family considerations – she has two teenage children – as her primary reason.
Under federal election law, Senator Brown has 15 days after crossing a $5,000 fundraising mark to declare his candidacy. In the meantime, he is allowed to use those preliminarily funds for polling and other resources to ascertain whether a campaign would be viable. Brown is expected to make a public announcement about his candidacy in the next week.
This story has been updated at 4:30 p.m. ET.
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