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Specter of Edward Kennedy Jr. Senate campaign highlights name-dropping period

Massachusetts has entered a period of name-dropping amid the possibility that Senator John F. Kerry will be tapped for secretary of state, and that Governor Deval Patrick will have to pick a replacement to hold the seat while a special election is held to determine a permanent successor.

Victoria Reggie Kennedy. Michael S. Dukakis. Ben Affleck. And, now, Edward M. Kennedy Jr. and Margaret Marshall.

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