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John Kerry returned to the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday
John Kerry returned to the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday, vowed to fight on in the Senate for the changes sought by supporters of his failed U.S. presidential bid and did not rule out another White House run. "Fifty-four plus million Americans voted for health care, they voted for energy independence, they voted for unity in America, they voted for stem-cell research, they voted for protecting Social Security," the four-term senator from Massachusetts told reporters as he met with two top Democratic congressional leaders. "We need to be unified," Kerry said in his first public comments since conceding defeat to President Bush in last Tuesday's election. "We have a very clear agenda, and I'm going to be fighting for that agenda with all of the energy that I have and all of the passion I brought to the campaign," Kerry said. Kerry did not rule out another White House bid, but joked about a comment by his brother, Cameron, in The Boston Globe on Tuesday that such a run is "conceivable." "It's inconceivable to me that anyone is even talking about that stuff right now," said Kerry, flanked by Senate Minority Whip Harry Reid, a Nevada Democrat, and House of Representatives Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, informs Reuters. According to the Guardian Unlimited, John Kerry was reported to be planning his political comeback yesterday, preparing to spearhead the resistance to the Bush administration in the Senate and even contemplating running for president again in 2008. Senator Kerry's brother, Cameron, said another presidential bid was "conceivable" while the Washington Post reported that the defeated Democratic contender had raised the possibility himself in a defiant party with staff on Saturday night. He reminded about 400 campaign aides that Ronald Reagan had twice failed in his presidential bid before winning in 1980. "Sometimes God tests you," Senator Kerry is quoted a saying. "I'm a fighter, and I've come back before." Asked about the possibility of another Kerry presidential campaign in four years, Cameron Kerry told the Boston Globe: "That's conceivable ... I don't know why that [last week's loss] should necessarily be it. I think it's too early to assess. But I think that he is going to continue to fight on for the values, ideals and issues this campaign is about. Senator Kerry was also said to be in contact with fundraisers to test their continuing loyalty. But Democratic officials contacted yesterday were unenthusiastic.
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