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Massachusetts governor taps interim senator as campaign heats up

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (R) applauds as he introduces William "Mo" Cowan as his choice to serve as the interim U.S. Senator until a special election is held to elect the successor to Former Senator John F. Kerry (D-MA) at the State House in Boston, Massachusetts January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (R) applauds as he introduces William "Mo" Cowan as his choice to serve as the interim U.S. Senator until a special election is held to elect the successor to Former Senator John F. Kerry (D-MA) at the State House...more

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick (R) applauds as he introduces William "Mo" Cowan as his choice to serve as the interim U.S. Senator until a special election is held to elect the successor to Former Senator John F. Kerry (D-MA) at the State House in Boston, Massachusetts January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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Interim U.S. Senator William "Mo" Cowan (R) speaks beside Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick after Patrick introduced him as his choice to serve as the interim U.S. Senator until a special election is held to elect the successor to Former Senator John F. Kerry (D-MA) at the State House in Boston, Massachusetts January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Interim U.S. Senator William "Mo" Cowan (R) speaks beside Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick after Patrick introduced him as his choice to serve as the interim U.S. Senator until a special election is held to elect the successor to Former Senator...more

Interim U.S. Senator William "Mo" Cowan (R) speaks beside Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick after Patrick introduced him as his choice to serve as the interim U.S. Senator until a special election is held to elect the successor to Former Senator John F. Kerry (D-MA) at the State House in Boston, Massachusetts January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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William "Mo" Cowan smiles after being announced as Governor Deval Patrick's choice to serve as the interim U.S. Senator until a special election is held to elect the successor to Former Senator John F. Kerry (D-MA) at the State House in Boston, Massachusetts January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

William "Mo" Cowan smiles after being announced as Governor Deval Patrick's choice to serve as the interim U.S. Senator until a special election is held to elect the successor to Former Senator John F. Kerry (D-MA) at the State House in Boston,...more

William "Mo" Cowan smiles after being announced as Governor Deval Patrick's choice to serve as the interim U.S. Senator until a special election is held to elect the successor to Former Senator John F. Kerry (D-MA) at the State House in Boston, Massachusetts January 30, 2013. REUTERS/Brian Snyder
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