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Thu Jan 31, 2013, 06:32 PM

William 'Mo" Cowan to be interim US Senator in MASSACHUSETTS..

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Governor Deval Patrick, bypassing the glitz and glamour of a popular former congressman or a Kennedy, has turned to his longtime friend and trusted State House aide, William “Mo” Cowan, as the state’s temporary senator to hold John Kerry’s seat.

The 43-year old Cowan, a North Carolina native who rose to the top of Boston legal circles before joining Patrick’s staff, will ­become the first African-American to represent Massachusetts in the Senate since ­Edward W. Brooke held the seat as a Republican from 1966 to 1978.


The governor, speaking with reporters at a press conference in his office Wednesday, praised Cowan for helping him to steer the state through one of the worst financial crises in ­decades.

“His service on the front lines in our efforts to manage through the worst economy in 80 years and build a better and stronger Commonwealth for the next generation has given him intimate understanding of the issues we face,” Patrick said.

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/01/30/governor-deval-patrick-announce-interim-senator-pick-today/CABinJ41vKytJ8zkTkxwuL/story.html

Glad they only have to go through two elections!

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Reply William 'Mo" Cowan to be interim US Senator in MASSACHUSETTS.. (Original post)
Cha Jan 2013 OP
whistler162 Jan 2013 #1
TheCowsCameHome Jan 2013 #2
sheshe2 Jan 2013 #4
Cha Jan 2013 #3
politicasista Feb 2013 #9
sheshe2 Jan 2013 #5
Cha Jan 2013 #6
Cha Feb 2013 #7
MzShellG Feb 2013 #8

Response to Cha (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 06:35 PM

1. Looks more like a "Curly" than a "Mo".......

nyuk-nyuk-nyuk!

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:14 PM

2. Not a good move, Deval.

Sorry.

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Response to TheCowsCameHome (Reply #2)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:59 PM

4. Why is it, not a good move? nt

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 09:45 PM

3. I think Deval Patrick knows best whom he wants to

Represent Mass for the Interim.

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Response to Cha (Reply #3)

Sat Feb 2, 2013, 01:08 AM

9. +1 n/t

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:04 PM

5. I for one am from MA...

Glitz and Glamour can be be over rated.

Go Mr Cowan. Your state supports you!

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Response to sheshe2 (Reply #5)

Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:21 PM

6. Not being in MA I haven't heard

of Mo Cowan before.. but, he's probably well known to Mass Voters?

I like him already..
“The reason I am standing here is not because I am a person of color, an African-
American,’’ Cowan said when asked about the racial significance of his appointment. “I ­believe the governor, as he has indicated, has the confidence I will do the job he is sending me to do.’’


Thanks she

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Response to Cha (Original post)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:29 PM

7. Kick It!

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Response to Cha (Reply #7)

Fri Feb 1, 2013, 07:48 PM

8. This is the first thread I've seen about this topic on DU.....

This is a good choice though I suppose some are disappointed that Barney Frank wasn't Gov Patricks choice. I'm sure Mo Cowan will do just fine.

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