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


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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Oh please, oh please, oh PLEASE! The Senate wouldn't know what hit it. Via.


Poll-itics: MA Gov. Deval Patrick (D) leads Sen. Scott Brown (R) in likely U.S. Senate special election


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An Emerson College Polling Society poll shows that Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick would have a strong chance to win John Kerry's Senate seat if Kerry becomes the next Secretary of State.

Per the Emerson site:

Patrick, a Democrat, would lead both Republican U.S. Senator Scott Brown (48% to 43%) and former Governor William Weld, a Republican (50% to 32%), according to the poll. [...]

However, according to the poll, if Brown runs for Kerry’s seat, he would beat Victoria Kennedy, widow of Democratic U.S. Senator Ted Kennedy, by 46 percent to 40 percent.

How would Ted Kennedy Jr. do? U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy says his brother may throw his hat into the ring.


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