Massachusetts governor taps interim senator as campaign heats up

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick applauds as he introduces William "Mo" Cowan as his choice to serve as the interim U.S Senator, in BostonBOSTON (Reuters) – Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick on Wednesday named his former chief of staff, William Cowan, to fill the U.S. Senate seat that Democrat John Kerry will vacate this week when he becomes secretary of state. Cowan said he had no plans to run in the June 25 election to choose a permanent successor to Kerry, setting the stage for an intense five-month race. U.S. …




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