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John Kerry Confirmed As Secretary of State

Kerry will replace Hillary Clinton as Secretary of State.

With only three dissenting votes, the U.S. Senate has confirmed John Kerry as the new Secretary of State.

Kerry will take over for Hillary Clinton, who is leaving her post after four years.

The move means Kerry will have to resign as Massachusetts' senior senator. , has announced he is running for the seat. has hinted that he may run. 

As for an interim senator for Kerry's seat, Gov. Deval Patrick plans to announce his pick on Wednesday, Jan. 30, according to the Boston Herald.

NWBL January 30, 2013 at 04:51 AM
The latest word on Boston.com is that Lynch plans to announce on Thur to challenge Markey and that Brown is also leaning toward a run. Should be interesting.
NWBL January 30, 2013 at 04:53 AM
This is like a game of dominoes. Who replaces Kerry, then if it's Markey or Lynch, who replaces them? I'd be sorry to lose Markey as a Congressman.

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