Senator Kerry Pushing Youk’s Drive For All-Star Team

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) – Senator John Kerry is throwing his

support behind the bid of Red Sox first baseman Kevin Youkilis to

become an AL All-Star, again.

The Massachusetts Democrat has sent an e-mail to supporters

urging them to cast a ballot for Youkilis in MLB's fan vote to fill

the final All-Star roster spot.

Youkilis, before Tuesday night's game against Tampa Bay, said

Kerry's e-mail was “a pretty nice gesture” and that it's “cool”

that there are so many people that love the Red Sox.

Youkilis was an All-Star in 2008 and '09.

Also up for consideration for the final spot are Michael Young

(Texas), Paul Konerko (Chicago White Sox), Delmon Young (Minnesota)

and Nick Swisher (New York Yankees). Voting ends on Thursday.


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