John Kerry likely to be nominated for Secretary of State
BOSTON (WHDH) -- There are reports the president has picked his nominee to replace outgoing Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.
A democratic source is telling CNN longtime U.S. Senator John Kerry will get the nod. And of course that could mean we're about to have another special election here in the Bay State.
Massachusetts could once again be fielding a major player on the national and international political scene. An expensive special election could then follow.
It's looking likely Sen. John Kerry will be the next secretary of state, taking over from Hillary Clinton, someone who also sought the presidency, but ended up heading our diplomacy.
It's looking almost certain Sen. Kerry’s next call of duty will be as the president’s pick for secretary of state.
He's been considered a front runner. But with Susan Rice bowing out, he may be the only runner.
If Kerry is called up and is confirmed by the senate, it would set off some interesting political developments here in Massachusetts.
Gov. Deval Patrick would have to name a temporary senator until the special election.
A close friend of the late Ted Kennedy was tapped to fill his seat.
There are reports that Kennedy's widow, Vicky could be tapped this time.
And in a moment of political déjà vu, Scott brown could be running once again for a U.S. senate seat left unexpectedly vacant.
On Saturday, 7News reached out to all the main players in this political drama, but so far, no comments from Sen, Kerry, Scott Brown, or Gov. Patrick.
Elizabeth warren's office said they would comment after a decision is official.