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Dukakis Won't Serve As Interim Senator

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December 17, 2012

Whatever happens next in Massachusetts, it won't include a Senator Michael Dukakis.

The former governor and Democratic presidential nominee told Boston's WBZ he would not serve as an interim senator if Sen. John Kerry resigns to serve as secretary of state.

His comments came after a report in The Hill Monday that Dukakis was considered a likely interim choice for Gov. Deval Patrick to appoint to the seat for part of next year, until a special election.

“I’m headed for the West to teach,” he told WBZ, referring to his spring semester teaching role at UCLA. “That’s a no." He also said Patrick's office has not contacted him regarding a potential Senate appointment.

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