Massachusetts Deval Patrick Picks ‘Mo’ Cowan as Interim US Senator

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Poor Barney. Cowan sounds like a good candidate, and I'm sure Patrick wants him to run in the special. Cartoon via.

William “Mo” Cowan is Governor Deval Patrick’s choice to serve as the interim US senator until the successor to John F. Kerry is chosen by the voters June 25, according to a source in the governor’s office.

This week, Kerry formally resigned from the US Senate seat he held for 29 years and was also confirmed as the nation’s secretary of state by his Senate colleagues in an 94 to 3 vote.

Cowan is a North Carolina native and Duke University graduate who came to Boston to attend Northeastern University Law School in the early 1990s - and never left the region. One of the city’s leading African-American lawyers, Cowan is a former partner in the politically connected law firm of Mintz Levin.

Cowan will become the first African-American to represent Massachusetts in the Senate since Edward Brooke held the seat as a Republican from 1966 to 1978.

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  • David G

    I would have preferred Barney Frank, but I wish Mo well. Could be Deval is trying to start a political career for someone without one so far.  DG