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President Obama’s nomination of Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.) for secretary of State on Friday will set off a mad scramble — particularly among Democrats — to fill the Massachusetts Senate seat in a special election to be held next year.

Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.), who just lost his Senate seat in a nasty election against Elizabeth Warren (D), is widely viewed as the favorite among Republican candidates.

There’s far more intrigue on the Democratic side, where two Kennedys, a Hollywood celebrity and a slew of sitting members of Congress have expressed interest.

Victoria Kennedy, the second wife of late Sen. Edward Kennedy (D-Mass.), has been mentioned as a potential candidate. Her spokeswoman, Debra Reed, told The Hill on Friday that Kennedy had no comment at this time.

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