We all know that Massachusetts is going to lose a US House seat in the near future because our latest census data is down.
The scuttlebutt I hear is that the seat we’re going to lose is in the 5th. That’s why no one’s interested in expending a lot of time or money running for it. They’ll just have to start from scratch in another district in the not too distant future.
Thus we have two good candidates fighting it out for Kerry’s Senate seat and no one challenging in the 5th.