Betty on the News: Andrew Card May Fight for Ted Kennedy's Seat

The former White House Chief of Staff jumps into the race

Betty on the News: Andrew Card May Fight for Ted Kennedy’s Seat

The former White House Chief of Staff jumps into the race

-Carolyn French

Andrew CardOn Monday it was announced that Ted Kennedy’s nephew, Joseph P. Kennedy II, wasn’t planning to run for the U.S. Senate seat, prompting many to wonder who would take on the all important title.

Well the answer to that question may be just around the corner, as former Bush White House Chief of Staff Andrew Card said he is “thinking very seriously” about pursuing the presently vacant seat.

The 62-year-old Republican revealed his desire on Wednesday, saying “I would like very much to run for the U.S. Senate.”

Bush’s former right-hand man already has backers, namely State Sen. Scott Brown, who is willing to give up his own shot at the seat in order for Card to give it a go.

“I am going to encourage all of you to support Andy and to encourage him to run,” Brown said Wednesday during a meeting of state Republicans in Newton, Mass.

Card declared that he will make his final decision within the next three or four days, after discussing the matter further with his wife. (Associated Press)

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