John Kerry’s younger brother, Cameron Kerry is considering a run for Secretary of State in MA.
Cameron F. Kerry, the younger brother and a close political adviser to US Senator John F. Kerry, said yesterday he is laying the groundwork to run for the 2006 Democratic nomination for secretary of state.
Kerry, a Boston lawyer is a partner at Mintz Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky & Popeo, focuses on civil litigation, environmental issues, and communications regulation. During his brother’s campaign for the 2004 presidential election, Cameron focused on election law issues for the campaign.
Yesterday, Cameron Kerry met with “Secretary of State William F. Galvin to inform him of his decision to run for the office, but assured him it was dependent on Galvin’s vacating the post to run for the Democratic nomination for governor.”
Kerry plans on drawing support from some of MA’s top “political fund-raisers, including those in his brother’s presidential campaign who smashed records in raising cash in New England.”
Asked by a reporter if his brother will be endorsing his candidacy, Kerry, who has played key roles in his brother’s political battles, said, ”John will be helpful and be as nice to me as I have been nice to him.” But he said he it is unclear what role the senator would play in his campaign. ”I need to get started on my own,” he said.
Senator Kerry praised his brother last night.
”I’m 100 percent supportive of whatever he decides to do,” the senator said said in a written statement to the Globe. ”I love my brother, and I know he has the tenacity and passion to fight for the issues he cares about so deeply.”