Keith Ablow announces interest in Massachusetts Senate seat, asks for GOP support

Vince Coglianese | Editorial Director

Dr. Keith Ablow, a forensic psychiatrist and Fox News contributor, has announced his intention to run for the Senate seat in Massachusetts vacated by now-Secretary of State John Kerry.

Ablow released a statement Monday, declaring his interest in the Senate seat on the condition that the Republican Party unify behind him without a primary opponent.

In the statement, Ablow said he expects unified GOP support for his candidacy to be “improbable”:

“We face an unprecedented assault on the Constitution and our individual liberties. If the Republican Party in Massachusetts and the Republican National Committee ask me to run at this time, and offer their support in that effort, I will run. If they support another candidate, I will work hard to elect that candidate. If that candidate should lose, I will, in all likelihood, again offer to be a candidate for Senate from Massachusetts in 2014, under the same conditions. The Party can’t afford to spend precious resources on a divisive primary. If all the leaders of the Party united around me – to preclude a primary, I would run. Such unity looks improbable at this time.”

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