Report: Hillary May Fundraise, Campaign for Kerry Replacement Nominee

Report: Hillary May Fundraise, Campaign for Kerry Replacement Nominee

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton may be planning to hit the campaign trail in Massachusetts for the special election next year to fill Sen. John Kerry’s (D-MA) seat. 

Clinton will leave the State Department next month, and President Barack Obama nominated Kerry to replace her on Friday. And a Democratic official said Clinton may fundraise and hit the stump for Massachusetts’ Democratic Senate nominee. 

“The [Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee] and Senate Democratic leaders have received assurances that the White House will be all in,” a “Democratic official” told Politico. “The president, the first lady, President Clinton, and possibly Secretary Clinton will all campaign in state and fundraise to support the Democratic nominee.”

Doctors have reportedly told Clinton she cannot even fly until fully recovered, and lawmakers are pressuring her to testify before Congress before she resigns next month. Clinton reportedly suffered a concussion after she fell when a stomach virus left her dehydrated two weeks ago. 

After Kerry formally resigns his seat, “a special election will to take place within 145 to 160 days,” which means the election would be sometime in June after the Democratic and Republican primaries in April or May.

Republican Scott Brown, the outgoing senator whom Democrat Elizabeth Warren defeated in November, is favored to be the Republican nominee for the seat while the Democratic field is wide open.