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Wed January 30, 2013
William 'Mo' Cowan, Massachusetts' New Interim Senator
At long last, Massachusetts residents and lawmakers have their answer: William "Mo" Cowan, attorney and former chief of staff for Governor Deval Patrick, will be the state's interim senator. This follows weeks of speculation over Patrick's pick. Earlier this week, Senator John Kerry was confirmed as Secretary of State, thus vacating his long-held seat.
It was no secret that now-retired Rep. Barney Frank petitioned Gov. Patrick for the interim position. Frank said as much on more than one occasion.
Cowan is a North Carolina native, a graduate of Northeastern University School of Law, and most recently worked for the law firm Mintz, Levin.
WGBH's Adam Riley stopped by Studio 3 to talk with Callie Crossley about the appointment.