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Senator Dukakis? Update 'That's a no'

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By Doug Powers  •  December 17, 2012 03:11 PM

**Written by Doug Powers

Michael Dukakis, now 79, recently campaigned for Elizabeth Warren (traveling by car instead of tank this time). Word is that the former Massachusetts governor and 1988 presidential candidate who lost by 315 electoral votes is being considered as an interim replacement for John Kerry:

President Obama is set to tap Kerry to succeed Hillary Clinton as secretary of State, according to media reports.

This means Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) needs to find someone to fill Kerry’s seat until a special election can be held in the late spring or early summer.
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The Democratic primary for Kerry’s seat will be intense and Patrick is expected to tap someone as an interim replacement who would promise not to run in the special election.

“He’ll most likely appoint a placeholder. A lot of people speculating that’s Mike Dukakis,” said Jim Spencer, president of the Campaign Network, a Boston-based political consulting group. “That’s the most obvious choice. Everybody thinks it’s Dukakis.”

Dukakis is best remembered for his high octane 1988 campaign that featured slogans such as “Vote for Dukakis, unless you’ve got something better to do… I didn’t come to impose.”

If Dukakis does end up with a temporary Senate seat, we’ll see if that’s enough to get Jon Lovitz to reprise one of his more memorable SNL impressions:

Update: Dukakis said “that’s a no” after being asked if he might be appointed to Kerry’s probably soon to be vacated Senate seat.

**Written by Doug Powers

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