John Kerry was selected to represent the state of Massachusetts in the United States Senate. This Democratic Senator became well known when he ran against George W. Bush in the presidential election of 2004. Prior to serving in the U.S. Senate, Senator Kerry fought in the Vietnam War. Though he is a decorate veteran, he was a member of the group Vietnam Veterans Against the War, and acted as a spokesman for this cause. He was selected to act as Assistant District Attorney in 1977. Following a brief absence from the political world, during which time he established a law firm, John Kerry was appointed to be Massachusetts’ Lieutenant Governor. In 1984, John Kerry began his campaign for Massachusetts’ U.S. Senator, following the resignation of existing Senator, Paul Tsongas.
For John Kerry, Senator Elections were very close, though he won by a small margin. The residents of Massachusetts selected John Kerry to represent the state in the U.S. Senate. Currently, he serves on a range of different Senate Committees and Subcommittees. He is a member of the Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee, Security and Cooperation in Europe Committee, and the Finance Committee. Senator Kerry also acts as the chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee and the Communications, Technology, and the Internet Subcommittee. He was selected to be the Democratic candidate for the presidential elections of 2004; however, he lost the presidential race to Republican candidate, George W. Bush. His defeat is sometimes attributed to the reputation he acquired as a “flip flopper”, as some believed he exhibited an inconsistent stance on major issues.