(WWLP) - We just had a U.S. Senate race here in Massachusetts. The most expensive one in the nation in November, between then incumbent Republican Scott Brown and his then challenger, now Senator Elizabeth Warren.
Now we're about to do it again. With Sen. John Kerry becoming Secretary of State, there will be a special election in June to fill his seat.
This race may not have the intensity of the Brown-Warren contest, which came during a Presidential year.
But think how rare it is to have turnover in a U.S. Senate seat here in Massachusetts.
John Kerry became the state's junior Senator when he took office in 1985, 28 years ago.
He became the state's senior senator, in 2009, when Sen. Ted Kennedy died.
Kennedy, entered the Senate in 1962, winning a special election for the seat, that had previously been held by his brother, John F. Kennedy, who sent on to become President.
Ted Kennedy won his first full term Senate election in 1964, and went on to re-election each time, until his death in 2009. He served in the Senate for nearly 47 years.