In what could be a preview of the Massachusetts special election to fill John Kerry's Senate seat, Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) knocked potential rival Rep. Ed Markey (D-MA) Wednesday with a jab about his residency. If he jumps into the race, Brown could end up going head-to-head against Markey, who announced in December that he will run for Kerry's seat. Brown lost his current seat to Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren.
“I’ll tell you what; They’re making it awfully tempting. You got Ed Markey: Does he even live here any more?” Brown said during an interview with the “Jim & Margery Show” on WTKK-FM, according to the Boston Globe.
“You’ve got to check the travel records. I’ve come back and forth [from Washington to Boston] every weekend, almost, for three years, and I see, you know, most of the delegation, and I have never seen Ed on the airplane - ever,” Brown said.
Here's background on Markey's residency, from the Globe:
Markey, a Democrat born and raised in Malden, long called his childhood bedroom in his parents’ house as his Massachusetts residence, even though his wife is a doctor at the National Institutes of Health in suburban Washington and the couple owns a home in Chevy Chase, Md.
Following the death of Markey’s father in 2000, the congressman bought his family house and continues to maintain it as his voting address, an aide said last week.