Ah, the world of the conditional Congressional race:
State Sen. Katherine Clark is running for Congress, if U.S. Rep. Ed Markey’s seat representing the 5th Congressional District opens up.
Markey is seeking Secretary of State John Kerry’s newly vacated U.S. Senate seat in the June 25 special election.
“I can tell you I’ve had a great response to this announcement and I feel within my district people know that I work hard,” Clark told WickedLocal.com Monday afternoon. “We’ve had some real legislative successes. I think that people know that I’ve been a voice for them and that I have been a leader around issues concerning schools and public safety and open and accountable government.”
Clark, a Melrose resident, currently represents the 5th Middlesex District in the state Senate, which includes Melrose, Malden, Reading, Stoneham, Wakefield and half of Winchester.
Two other legislators, state Rep. Carl Sciortino, D-Medford, and state Sen. William Brownsberger, D-Belmont, have also announced they will run for Markey’s seat if vacated.
The seat’s not open, and this is crazy… but here’s a petition, vote for me… maybe!