John Kerry Confirms 2014 Senate Re-Election Campaign, Dismisses Secretary Of State Rumors

08/04/2011 04:06 pm ET | Updated Oct 04, 2011

BOSTON -- John Kerry says he is planning to run for a sixth term in the U.S. Senate and has begun fundraising for his 2014 campaign.

When asked, Kerry told reporters in Boston on Thursday, "this is the job I want. This is the job I'm enjoying doing."

The Massachusetts Democrat also dismissed rumors he was positioning to be appointed secretary of state if President Barack Obama is re-elected in 2012.

Secretary of State Hilary Clinton has said she does not plan to stay on at the State Department for a second term. Clinton also says she is not planning a 2016 presidential bid.

Kerry was elected to the Senate in 1984 and became the senior senator for Massachusetts in 2009 after Ted Kennedy's death.