Mass. Gov. appoints former chief of staff to Kerry's Senate seat
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick
January 30th, 2013
10:19 AM ET
2 years ago

Mass. Gov. appoints former chief of staff to Kerry's Senate seat

(CNN) – Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick announced on Wednesday he is appointing William "Mo" Cowan, his former chief of staff, to temporarily hold the Senate seat being vacated by John Kerry.

Cowan will serve until a special election is held on June 25, Patrick said at the State House Wednesday morning.

Kerry was confirmed as the next secretary of state by the full Senate on Tuesday. He submitted his resignation Tuesday evening.


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  1. Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair wrote:

    Meanwhile, she's a senator (STATEWIDE office) and he was a representative (district office). Neither are national offices. Please... keep going. You're really becoming amusing.
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    Yes, Senator is a state wide office and representative is merely a district office, but it does not change the fact that they both SERVE at the national level. You're starting to overreach, Fair. Remember the AMT last week?

    January 30, 2013 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  2. Lynda/Minnesota

    "Uh, yeah. Democrats love 'em from MA."

    I don't know about that, Rudy. What you're suggesting is a bit of a stretch. Rather like if I were to suggest Democrats love 'em from Minnesota. Hubert Humphrey ... Walter Mondale ... Tim Pawlenty ... Michelle Bachman (OK, fine, Bachman WAS a Democrat at one time) come to mind. There may have been others. After a while you'd think we Minnesotans would give up hoping for presidential candidates coming from Minnesota.

    January 30, 2013 01:06 pm at 1:06 pm |
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