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First candidate to fill John Kerry’s senate seat steps up

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Mass. - The first candidate for John Kerry's senate seat made a public announcement Friday.

U.S. congressman Ed Markey says he's running for Kerry's senate seat in the special election.

President Obama has nominated Kerry for secretary of state and he is expected be confirmed easily.

Markey, a democrat, has already sent out a fundraising letter in which he promises to tackle issues like gun control, social security, and the environment.

He was elected to his 19th term in the U.S. House in November.

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