With no Kennedy in the running, expect a crowded Democratic field.
Joseph Kennedy II, after nearly two weeks of silence, announced Monday that he will not run for the Senate seat that has borne his family’s name for all but two of the last 60 years.
Mr. Kennedy’s pass means the Democrats are likely to have a crowded ballot for the Dec. 8 primary.
The race to come
Monday’s annual Greater Boston Labor Breakfast provided indications of the race to come. Attorney General Martha Coakley – currently the sole official candidate on the Democratic side – spoke to the crowd of union members and shook hands outside the breakfast venue.
Representative Lynch said he was “likely” to announce his candidacy this week. Mr. Markey said he was trying to decide whether he’d make a greater impact if he remained in the House, where he has served for more than 30 years and has seniority.