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Capuano Mulling Run for Governor's Seat

The congressman said he plans to think about running for the governorship after Deval Patrick's term expires.

Capuano Mulling Run for Governor's Seat

U.S. Rep. Michael Capuano told WBUR News that he will take the next several months to think about whether to run for the governor's seat next year, when Deval Patrick's term expires. 

"Part of me thinks that some of the more interesting, more important fights over the next several years might be conducted at statehouses around the country and not necessarily on Capitol Hill," Capuano, 61, told WBUR.

Capuano represents the new 7th Congressional District, which covers most of Boston, including the South End. He's held the seat since 1999. Prior to that he was the mayor of Somerville.

Capuano's name was floated amongst those who might run for Sen. John Kerry's recently vacated seat but in January he ended speculation of such a run, posting the following on his Facebook page:

Thank you for all of your good wishes. They have truly meant a great deal. After careful consideration, I have decided not to enter the race for US Senate. Instead, I look forward to focusing on the important issues facing the new Congress. My current work in the House and whatever opportunities the future may hold, afford me the greatest honor of my life; fighting for the Citizens of the Commonwealth.

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