Congressman Ed Markey told reporters he was "seriously considering" a run for Senate, should Sen. John Kerry be tapped as President Barack Obama's nominee for secretary of state.
Markey, who represents Lexington, made the remarks to reporters at Malden City Hall, following a press conference regarding the city's proposed minor league baseball park.
"I hope that John Kerry does become secretary of state; he will be a great secretary of state," Markey said. "When that announcement is made I will seriously consider looking at ... (the seat).
"I am going to give it serious consideration," Markey said.
Markey had made similar remarks in 2009, after the death of long-time Sen. Ted Kennedy. He ultimately decided not to run.
Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley, also present, told reporters she would not seek the potentially vacant Senate seat.