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January 29, 2013


Patrick Readies Pick to Fill Kerry's Seat

With Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) likely to be confirmed as Secretary of State today, the Boston Globe reports on Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick's (D) potential picks to temporarily fill Kerry's seat.

"Patrick has suggested he will choose a woman or a person of color to reflect the changing face of politics in Massachusetts. Top contenders are said by political insiders to include his former chief of staff, William 'Mo' Cowan, and Victoria ­Kennedy, Edward M. Kennedy's widow."

"Politically connected Democrats do not believe that Barney Frank, former US representative, who has openly urged Patrick to appoint him, will get the interim Senate job. Patrick and his political advisers have bristled at Frank's public pursuit of the job."












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