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Scramble underway for John Kerry’s Senate seat

Anxious Democrats are scrutinizing a field with as many as three congressmen, two Kennedys, a state senator, and a federal prosecutor as they scramble to find a candidate capable of contending with Scott Brown in the state’s third marquee Senate battle in less than four years.

With Senator John F. Kerry’s nomination Friday to become secretary of state, both parties began in earnest to plan for a special Senate election, probably in middle to late June, with party primaries about five weeks earlier.

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