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Ann Romney: GOP never approached me about Kerry’s seat

Ann Romney denied rumors Sunday that the Republican Party had approached her about running for Secretary of State John Kerry’s former Senate seat.

“No, they didn’t approach me,” Romney said. “I think there was a thought, ‘Oh, wouldn’t that be fun for Ann to do that.’ I’m like, ‘did anyone want to consider how fun it would be for me to do that?'”

{mosads}In early February, reports suggested that Massachusetts Republicans wanted Ann Romney to run to replace Kerry.

Her star had risen during the presidential election, when she was seen as a major asset to husband Mitt Romney’s campaign.

“I’ve had several people call me and ask about Ann Romney,” longtime Romney aide Ron Kaufman told the Boston Herald.

But on Sunday, Romney said there was “not a chance” she would accept an offer to run. “I’m enjoying life,” she said.

Kerry’s seat is currently held by William “Mo” Cowan (D), the former chief of staff to Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D).

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