State Senate President Therese Murray said today that she has no interest in running for US Representative William D. Delahuntís seat should he decide not to seek reelection.
"Of course, it would always be worth considering," Murray told the Globe after leaving a meeting in the State House today. "It's a privilege to serve in Congress. But I have no interest in it."
Murray, a Plymouth Democrat, added that she is planning on seeking reelection to the state Senate seat she currently holds.
"I have been very clear that I'm interested in running for the Senate from Plymouth and Barnstable," Murray said.
Murray has been among the potential candidates mentioned should Delahunt retire from the 10th Congressional District seat he has held for seven terms. Delahunt told the Globe earlier this month that he has not decided whether he will seek reelection, and would announce his plans next month.
Murray's office later released a statement elaborting on her comments, saying, "I am humbled by the overwhelming support and encouragement I have received during the last week since my name came up as a possible candidate for the 10th Congressional seat if it were to open. My commitment and focus, however, remain on the people of my district and the Massachusetts Senate ... There is more work to be done; there are jobs to retain and create; and I intend on being there for my district and the citizens of the Commonwealth as a member of the Massachusetts Senate."
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