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8:51pm February 7, 2013

Video: William “Mo” Cowan is Sworn-in to Senate

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Former Chief of Staff to Gov. Deval Patrick, William “Mo” Cowan, 43, was sworn in to the U.S. Senate at noon today. Cowan is entering the Senate seat of Senator John Kerry who became the Secretary of State last week.  Cowan is the eighth African American to serve in the U.S. Senate.

Cowan will join Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren until there is a special election on June 25 to permanently fill the seat.  Cowan confirmed today that he will not in the special election to fill Kerry’s seat.  Gov. Patrick was on hand today for the swearing-in.

Cowan graduated from Duke University and Northeastern University’s law school and grew up in North Carolina.  Cowan’s mother Cynthia and his wife Stacy and his sons Miles and Grant were with him today for the swearing-in. (photos and video by Lauren Victoria Burke)

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About the Author

Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke created the blog Crewof42 in 2009. The blog covers African American members of the U.S. Congress. She is also the Managing Editor of Politic365.com where she writes news and opinion on congressional politics. Ms. Burke appears regularly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin and on WHUR, WURD, WVON and the Tom Joyner Morning Show. Ms, Burke has enjoyed employment at USA Today and ABC News and the U.S. Senate Democratic Policy Committee. She holds a B.A. in History from The American University. E-mail anytime: LBurke007@gmail.com. Twitter: @Crewof42




 
 

 
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