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Tagg Romney won't seek Kerry's Senate seat

No, there will not be a Senator Romney anytime soon.

Looking to quiet chatter that he's considering running in the special election to fill newly-minted Secretary of State John Kerry's Massachusetts Senate seat, Mitt Romney's eldest son Tagg issued a statement today breaking the news to supporters: "The timing is not right."

"I have been humbled by the outreach I received this weekend encouraging me to become a candidate for the U.S. Senate," he said. "I love my home state and admit it would be an honor to represent the citizens of our great Commonwealth. However, I am currently committed to my business and to spending as much time as I can with my wife and children.

"The timing is not right for me," the statement continued, "but I am hopeful that the people of Massachusetts will select someone of integrity, vision, and compassion as our next U.S. Senator."

Longtime Reps. Ed Markey, D-Mass., and Stephen Lynch, D-Mass., are the only candidates to have formally declared bids. So far, all high-profile Republican prospects to take on the two veteran Democrats have petered out.

Since would-be GOP frontrunner, former Sen. Scott Brown, R-Mass., announced last week he would not seek the seat, former Gov. Bill Weld, R-Mass., and former state Senate minority leader Richard Tisei, R-Mass., also removed their names from consideration. State Rep. Daniel Winslow, R-Mass., has said he will make a decision by Tuesday.

The Democratic and Republican primaries are scheduled for April 30 and the winners will face off in a special election on June 25 for the right to serve out the remainder of Kerry's term, which ends in January 2015. Gov. Deval Patrick, D-Mass., last week named his chief of staff, William "Mo" Cowan, to hold the seat temporarily until the June 25 special election.

by Anonymousreply 502/06/2013

"The timing is not right for me," i.e. I have to make way more money before I give it up to serve the public who, by the way, has screwed over my superior father and made a laughingstock of my sainted whore, I mean, mother.

First, get a real name. That might help people take you seriously.

by Anonymousreply 102/06/2013

He is a sore loser and he would lose.

by Anonymousreply 202/06/2013

What the hell kind of name is Tagg? Did he consult with Sarah Palin about names?

by Anonymousreply 302/06/2013

Timing not right = I have to cover up all the sleazy business deals I've been making the last 15 years

by Anonymousreply 402/06/2013

True, R3. Tagg sounds like a Palin kid name.

by Anonymousreply 502/06/2013
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