Herald columnist Kimberly Atkins on the possible Democratic candidates for U.S. Senate if Sen. John Kerry takes a cabinet  job in the Obama Administration…

When [Elizabeth] Warren jumped into the Senate race, Newton mayor and former Kerry aide Setti Warren dutifully bowed out. This seems like a good time for the party to consider returning the favor by backing him this time around.


By the way, I don’t believe this for a minute. There is no way that our mayor would run for Senate now that he’s committed to an override campaign. I believe he’s fully committed to this and to our community. But that doesn’t mean outsiders won’t be dropping his name, especially if Kerry does indeed move on.