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Kerry might run in ‘08:

While Senator John F. Kerry is “profoundly disappointed” with losing his presidential race last week, it is “conceivable” he will run again in four years, his brother and political confidant, Cameron F. Kerry, said yesterday.

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In the meantime, the former Democratic nominee will work through the Senate and perhaps a newly formed political action committee to ensure that Democrats have a superior ground organization in 2008, his younger brother said.

“He’s in a position of national leadership,” Cameron F. Kerry told the Globe. A Boston lawyer, the younger Kerry said he spoke with his brother several times in person and by phone about the senator’s political future since the candidate conceded defeat Wednesday. “He’s going to exercise that role and be a voice for the 55 million people who voted for him. The position he’s in gives him a bully pulpit.”

He added, “One of the things that John brings out of this campaign is a tremendous number of people have gotten organized, and that’s something we’ve got to build upon.”

Asked whether that might include another run for president, the younger brother replied: “That’s conceivable. . . . I don’t know why that [last week’s loss] should necessarily be it. I think it’s too early to assess. But I think that he is going to continue to fight on for the values, ideals, and issues this campaign is about.”

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