John Kerry’s Confirmation Hearing Scheduled for Jan. 24

A special election would be held 145 to 160 days after confirmation.


Sen. John Kerry’s confirmation hearing to become the next Secretary of State will take place on Jan. 24, according to Fox25.

No opposition is expected to Kerry’s nomination.

If he is named to the new post, a special election will be held 145 to 160 days after the confirmation and an interim senator will be named to serve until the election.

The front runner to replace Kerry is Congressman Edward Markey. A number of Democratic leaders have already voiced their support of Markey.

Congressman Michael Capuano announced earlier this week that he will not run for the seat and Congressman Stephen Lynch is still mulling the possibility.

On the Republican side, former Sen. Scott Brown has not announced whether he is going to run.


Tyler Jozefowicz January 25, 2013 at 05:22 PM
Roger: Nearly all of Lt. John Kerry’s former Swift Boat crew mates, have stated that the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth ‘s allegations are FALSE. The true reason behind the Swift Boat campaign was Kerry’s post-Vietnam anti-war activity which they disdained. No one went after George W Bush for going AWOL in the Texas National Guard during Vietnam War and getting in with his father pulling strings to avoid Vietnam combat duty, then getting out early to go Harvard , a C student with legacy connections. Expect the same ignorance from bloggers here about Ed Markey when he announces. That is what they do best. Trash anything Democrat.
Roger Lincoln February 01, 2013 at 01:37 PM
I honestly had never heard about your assertions before Mike and they did raise concerns for me. Unfortunately I couldn't verify them without citations. So I went to Snopes.com, a reliable source on urban legends, read in to it what you like... http://www.snopes.com/politics/kerry/service.asp My view is if you serve in the military, whether you volunteer or not, you get a free-pass from me and can speak your mind on your views of the war you fought in. I do not believe in the "My country right or wrong" philosophy. Surely you of all people, Mike, would agree with me. But anyone, ex-service member or civilian, who questions the awarding a Purple Heart to a soldier questions the integrity of ALL Purple Heart recipients. I take extremist views, from either left-wingnut or right-wingnut, with a grain of salt as I've found they have their own spin agendas also.
Roger Lincoln February 01, 2013 at 02:25 PM
And for the record, Mike, I was quite aware of the Swift Boat Veterans political group that was active in the 2004 campaign. I knew that their members only included one of Kerry's crewmates and his opinion of Kerry was very unfavorable. I was also aware that 3 other of Kerry's crewmates had opposite opinions of him. Like all political groups the Swift Boat veterans had their agenda and presented only the information that supported their opinions and agenda, which is their right, but was disingenuous nonetheless. You can read more from both sides here... http://www.snopes.com/politics/kerry/swift.asp
Iron Mike February 01, 2013 at 06:21 PM
@ Roger Lincoln >> So I went to Snopes.com Please Roger,...the $$ behind Snoops is George Soros... That makes them 'reliable' about Abnominable Snowman sightings.... Kerry is a lifelong liar, phony, and opportunist, a gigolo, and a tax-dodger. Now he'll be your SecState [Obama's #2 choice BTW], so he will travel the world as Hillary did - a sock puppet - with Obama's hand up his sock operating his mouth....
Roger Lincoln February 04, 2013 at 01:42 PM
No comment neccessary http://urbanlegends.about.com/od/internet/a/snopes_exposed.htm


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