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TELL US: Who Should Run For Governor?

Governor Deval Patrick won't run again, and Lt. Gov. Tim Murray wants the job. So do Treasurer Steve Grossman and 2010 Republican candidate Charlie Baker. Who do you think should run for governor?

Lieutenant Governor Tim Murray could hold out any longer. On Thursday, he told the Greater Boston Chamber of Commerce he'd like to be governor, according to WBUR. 

Mind you, he didn't say he would run, just that he wants to be governor. With the election two years away, starting an official campaign now would be a bit premature. 

But Murray's not alone. Governor Deval Patrick has said he will not run in 2014, leaving the door open for Murray and a host of other suitors to the office. State treasurer Steve Grossman and 2010 Republican gubernatorial candidate Charlie Baker have also expressed interest in a run in 2014. And it wasn't so long ago that Scott Brown was greeted with shouts of "Governor!" during is concession speech. 

Who do you think should run for governor? Is there someone out of the box you think would make a great leader of the commonwealth? Or do you want one of these Massachusetts heavyweights to square off for the corner office? Tell us in the comments below.

Sparky November 16, 2012 at 03:16 PM
Tom O'Neil should toss his hat in the ring. He does lots behind the scenes with his Beacon Hill/Capitol Hill Consultancy and is well qualifiied as a high profile Democrat! Martha C. was much maligned, but she is a fine public servant who should run as a Dem Gov., who cares if she didn't have her facts straight about that bloatmeister looser shilling and isn't all warm and fuzzy, she's a pro and a great public servant. Maybe Joe P. K II will step-up again? Come on Dems roll out and get behind the best candidate possible!!! And let's not forget we may have to float someone to replace Kerry in the Senate, Tom O'Neil would be good for that job too??!!!!
just thinking November 16, 2012 at 03:52 PM
tom o'neil is a lobbyist, who knows how to wheel and deal for himself.not our OVER-TAXED state.making him governor, would be like putting a fox to watch the henhouse.besides he would have to take about a 70% cut in his yearly pay.this person sparky must work a government job.we need republicans in office,to offset obama who thinks he is bigger than the job dweeb's got him
just thinking November 16, 2012 at 03:54 PM
if you don't know what a dweeb is you must be one of them,
Martha Brest November 17, 2012 at 01:57 AM
Former governor Bill Weld should run again, or he should run for the senate seat if Kerry gets appointed as Sec'y of Defense or State.
rena baskin November 19, 2012 at 02:49 AM
I'd like to see Steve Grossman run. The guy understands what works to boost the economy. Heard him speak and was really impressed with him. He'd get my vote.
JJ November 19, 2012 at 01:01 PM
Anyone but Brown. We have to keep him out of Politics or let him return to the State Senate.
melinda tillie November 19, 2012 at 07:35 PM
Steve Grossman should give it a try. Hes been active for years and would make a good Gov.
Just a person! November 20, 2012 at 02:22 PM
Can anyone tell me where I can sign up for one of those "welcome packages" that our President Obama is now giving out to the illegals??? What don't people understand about"illegal" I really don't understand what the governor and the president are thinking, but then again... I should just say thank you to all who voted for this. Another issue for "ridiculous.com"
Just a person! November 20, 2012 at 02:29 PM
Welcome packages from president Obama for immigrants. Free welfare,ebt cards, Medicaid, Medicare, social security benefits. Check it out! On USA.gov It gives directions on how to get all this if you are an illegal immigrant, I think I will change my status from American to an "illegal immigrant" and quit my job and live off this program.
Owen November 20, 2012 at 03:19 PM
If no one else will say it, I will: give it a rest. Obviously no one took your bait. Have a good one.
Just a person! November 20, 2012 at 06:42 PM
Obviously you must be one of these!
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