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Senator William M. Cowan of Massachusetts in office before the special election to put in a permanent senator.

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Senator William M. Cowan of Massachusetts in office before the special election to put in a permanent senator.

Cowan Cracks Wise in Farewell to Senate — And Lauds Colleagues

It’s a wrap for William “Mo” Cowan’s roughly five-month Senate career, and the Massachusetts Democrat yesterday afternoon offered an often wry commentary on his experience — remarks that took note of the concerns and criticisms buffeting the chamber, but that ended on a positive note. Cowan,...

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Secretary of State John Kerry during the re-enactment of the swearing-in of Senator William 'Mo' Cowan on Feb. 7, 2013 at the Old Senate Chamber of the Capitol.

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Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Secretary of State John Kerry during the re-enactment of the swearing-in of Senator William 'Mo' Cowan on Feb. 7, 2013 at the Old Senate Chamber of the Capitol.

Cowan Holds Kerry’s Seat, But Not His Desk

From Bloomberg Government’s Congress Tracker blog: William “Mo” Cowan took John Kerry’s seat. Who gets his desk? Each senator is assigned a desk on the chamber floor, and Kerry — who represented Massachusetts for 28 years and is now secretary...

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Representative Barney Frank, a Democrat from Massachusetts, at  the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

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Representative Barney Frank, a Democrat from Massachusetts, at the Democratic National Convention (DNC) in Charlotte.

Barney Frank Senate Petition Push Appears for Naught

A petition drive aimed at nudging Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick to  put the ever-fiesty Barney Frank temporarily into the Senate seat vacated by John Kerry’s confirmation as secretary of state ended up collecting close to 10,000 signatures — and won’t be submitted....

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