Thu Jan 31, 2013, 06:32 PM
Cha (139,616 posts)
William 'Mo" Cowan to be interim US Senator in MASSACHUSETTS..
Last edited Fri Feb 1, 2013, 06:31 PM - Edit history (1)
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.
Glad they only have to go through two elections!
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William 'Mo" Cowan to be interim US Senator in MASSACHUSETTS.. (Original post)
Response to sheshe2 (Reply #5)
Thu Jan 31, 2013, 10:21 PM
Cha (139,616 posts)
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.’’
Response to Cha (Reply #7)
Fri Feb 1, 2013, 07:48 PM
MzShellG (1,044 posts)
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.