Republican Brian Herr to take-on Markey in Senate race

BOSTON (AP) — Republican Brian Herr says he’ll challenge Democratic U.S. Sen. Edward Markey in the November election.

Herr is a member of the Hopkinton Board of Selectmen and works in the commercial construction business, according to his campaign website. He ran unsuccessfully for a seat in the U.S. House in 2010.

In his campaign announcement on Wednesday, Herr said he would support term limits for newly-elected federal office holders, a constitutional amendment requiring a balanced budget, and what he calls “meaningful, respectful immigration reform.”

Markey won a special election last June to serve the remainder of U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s Senate term and is running in November for a full six-year term.

Herr is the first Republican to enter the race.

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