Deval Patrick Appoints Mo Cowan As MA’s Interim Senator | Talking Points Memo

Massachusetts governor Deval Patrick has tapped his close confidant William “Mo” Cowan to occupy the Senate seat left open by Secretary of State John Kerry’s cabinet appointment. Cowan, a North Carolina native who became a prominent lawyer in Boston, will join the recently appointed Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) as one of two African Americans in the Senate. Cowan will hold the seat on an interim basis until a special election can be held to fill it in June.

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