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Tagg Romney considering run for Kerry’s Senate seat

Tagg Romney, the son of former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, is mulling a run for the Massachusetts Senate seat recently vacated by Secretary of State John Kerry.

The Boston Herald on Monday reported that Republicans were pushing Tagg and his mother, Ann, to consider a campaign for the Senate after former Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) announced he would not run.

Tagg often accompanied his father during campaign events and at one point even told a radio host that he want to “take a swing” at President Barack Obama because he felt that his father had been depicted as a “liar” during one of the presidential debates.

“But you know you can’t do that because, well, first there is a lot of Secret Service between you and him but also because this is the nature of the process,” Mitt Romney’s eldest child explained.

The Herald observed that Tagg “could be a shining knight to crestfallen Republicans who had set their hopes on Brown.”

And the paper speculated that Tagg may be “bolstering his profile” because he posted a message to Twitter on Saturday for the first time since last November.

Update (2:15 p.m. ET): ABC News reports that “[t]wo sources close to both Tagg and his father Mitt” say that the Senate run is not going to happen.

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Written by | David Edwards

David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.

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