Massachusetts

William "Mo" Cowan Will Fill Kerry's Seat Until Election is Held

Former chief of staff to Massachusetts Governor. Deval Patrick

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Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick (D) will appoint William "Mo" Cowen, his former chief of staff, to fill former Sen. John Kerry's (D) seat until a special election occurs, according to CBS Boston.

Cowen was considered one of two front-runners for the position, along with Victoria Kennedy, the widow of Sen. Edward Kennedy (D).