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January 31, 2013

Governor names ex-aide Cowan interim senator

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The candidates face a tight schedule to raise money and persuade voters to put them in the Senate. The Democratic and Republican primary elections are scheduled for April 30.

Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin said he’s ready to immediately release nomination papers. Candidates will have four weeks to collect the 10,000 signatures they need to get on the ballot.

Markey has already publicly challenged all Democratic and Republican candidates who might jump into the special election to agree to keep outside groups from spending money on political ads. He said he wants a deal similar to the so-called “people’s pledge” agreed to by Brown and Warren in last year’s Senate race.

Kerry was confirmed by the Senate on Tuesday, by a 94-3 vote, to succeed Hillary Rodham Clinton as secretary of state. His resignation takes effect tomorrow at 4 p.m.

Warren, who will become the state’s senior senator following Kerry’s departure despite having been in the Senate for only weeks, released a statement yesterday praising Cowan’s selection and promising to work closely with him in the months ahead.

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