Massachusetts Republicans are in a bit of a quandary. Recent revelations about former Senator Scott Brown declining another run for the Senate has the GOP looking for a strong candidate.
With John Kerry leaving the Senate to serve as Secretary of State, there is a opportunity for Republicans to pick-up a seat. Massachusetts Republicans and the RNC recognize how gaining another Senate seat is to the balance of power in Washington. The big question is, who do they have ready to run that can win?
The Boston Herald reports that Romney may be the one. Many feel that former Presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney is the ideal choice. Yet there is reason to believe that Mitt may not be the only Romney in contention.
Eldest son, Tagg Romney, is also considered to be in the mix between GOP leadership communications with the Romney family. Tagg and his family reside in Belmont, Massachusetts. He is successful in his own right as a business entrepreneur. He served as key campaign advisor for Mitt as well as a well traveled surrogate speaker across America during the 2012 Presidential campaign.
The clock is ticking for Massachusetts Republicans. June 25 is the date set to hold a special election to fill the vacant Senate seat. Republicans are looking to get a solid candidate on board and ready for a serious campaign over the next few months.
Others considered for candidacy include: former Governor Bill Weld, former Lt. Governor Kerry Healey and former Congressional candidate Senator Richard Tisei.
Source: Boston Herald