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Politics

A look at the GOP field

From top left: Former senator Scott Brown, former state senate minority leader Richard Tisei, former governor William F. Weld, former gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker, Mitt Romney’s son Tagg Romney, and former lieutenant governor Kerry Healey. All have said they are not interested in running for the Senate seat being vacated by John Kerry.

From top left: Former senator Scott Brown, former state senate minority leader Richard Tisei, former governor William F. Weld, former gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker, Mitt Romney’s son Tagg Romney, and former lieutenant governor Kerry Healey. All have said they are not interested in running for the Senate seat being vacated by John Kerry.

Several high-profile candidates have aleady passed on a Senate run for John Kerry’s seat.

NOT RUNNING

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Gabriel E. Gomez said he is likely to run.

SCOTT BROWN announced Friday that he would not enter the race.

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RICHARD TISEI, the former Senate minority leader, decided not to run.

WILLIAM WELD issued a one-sentence statement passing on the race.

CHARLIE BAKER flatly ruled out a run, opting to stay in the private sector.

TAGG ROMNEY said the timing wasn’t right for him to run for office.

KERRY HEALEY decided not to run, despite being urged to by others.

LIKELY

GABRIEL GOMEZ, a former Navy SEAL, has been telling GOP officials that he is seriously considering a run.

LEANING TOWARD

DAN WINSLOW, a state representative, may announce his entry into the special election race on Tuesday.

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