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Capuano won’t seek Kerry’s seat in Senate

Lynch remains undecided on run

US Representative Michael E. Capuano has decided to pass up a run for the US Senate, removing a huge hurdle for his Democratic colleague Edward J. Markey, the dean of the state’s congressional delegation, who has been trying to empty the field for the party’s primary, ­analysts say.

Capuano’s move also puts pressure on the other only ­major potential contender in his party, US Representative Stephen F. Lynch, a South ­Boston Democrat who confirmed Tuesday that he is still taking a hard look at running in the special election to fill John F. Kerry’s seat.

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