Massachusetts state Rep. Daniel B. Winslow (R) announced Tuesday that he had formed an exploratory committee and is "99 percent" certain that he will run in the special election to fill John Kerry's Senate seat, the Boston Globe reports.
Winslow, a lawyer with a flair for the dramatic, brings an interesting resume. He has served as a district court judge and chief legal counsel to Governor Mitt Romney. He also recently dropped off vats of marshmallow fluff to Governor Deval Patrick’s budget chief to demonstrate what he argued was superfluous spending.
No Republicans have officially joined the race at this point. On the Democratic side, U.S. Reps. Ed Markey and Stephen Lynch will be competing in an April 30 primary.