January 29, 2013
Massachusetts U.S. Senate Seat Election to Be Scheduled for June 25
A special election for U.S. Senator John Kerry’s seat will be held on June 25, 2013, assuming receipt of his resignation today. This morning, Senator Kerry’s nomination as secretary of state was unanimously approved by the Senate Foreign Relations Committee. He is expected to be confirmed by the full Senate this afternoon and subsequently tender his Senate resignation. Governor Deval Patrick expects to appoint a temporary replacement tomorrow, according to the Boston Globe. The primary election will be held on April 30.