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Weld won’t seek Senate seat

BOSTON (AP) — Former Massachusetts Governor William Weld says he won’t run in the June 25th special election to succeed John Kerry in the US Senate.

The Republican said in a statement Monday that he was grateful for the encouragement he’s received, but that he wouldn’t be a candidate.

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Weld was governor from 1991 to 1997. He later moved to New York, but recently returned to Massachusetts to join the law firm of Mintz Levin. The firm released the statement Monday on Weld’s behalf.

Republicans have been scrambling to find a candidate since former Sen. Scott Brown’s announced Friday that he wasn’t going to run.

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Former state Sen. Richard Tisei announced Saturday that he won’t be a candidate.

State Rep. Daniel Winslow says he'll announce on Tuesday whether he plans to run.

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