Welcome! Login | Register
 

Sharks Fall to Portland, 4-3 in OT—Sharks fall to Portland in OT, 4-3

25 Great Last Minute Local Gifts in Central MA—Still haven’t finished your Christmas shopping? Check out…

John Monfredo: Ted Coghlin: A Dynamic and Caring Hero Who Will Be Missed!—During this holiday season we mourn the passing…

Americans Identifying Race Relations as a Top Issue Sharply Rises According to Gallup Poll—Gallup released results from a new poll on…

Sharks Fall 4-1 On Road to Manchester—Sharks Fall 4-1 to Manchester on the road

Monster Jam ‘Roars’ Into the DCU Center—Monster Jam will be returning to the DCU…

Friday Financial Five – December 19th, 2014—Congress finally approved retroactive individual tax breaks

REPORT: Rondo Trade to Dallas is VERY Close—Celtics on the verge of trading Rondo

Massachusetts Adds 13,500 Jobs in November—The executive Office of Labor and Workforce Development…

RE/MAX New England: Pending Sales in Massachusetts Are Up—RE/MAX of New England's November Monthly Housing Report…

 
 

NEW: Kerry Confirmed By Senate As Secretary of State

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

 

The Senate confirmed Senator John Kerry's appointment to secretary of state for President Obama's second-term cabinet Tuesday afternoon.

The vote came after the outgoing Bay State Senator breezed through a confirmation hearing last week and approval vote this morning with the Senate Foreign Relations Committee he formerly chaired.

Kerry planned to submit his resignation from the Senate on Tuesday, effective Friday, and Governor Deval Patrick is poised to name an interim replacement on Wednesday.

Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin's office said on Monday that the special election to replace Kerry would be scheduled for June 25th, and that nomination papers would be issued once the Governor makes a formal announcement calling for the contest.

Democratic Congressman Edward Markey is the only candidate from either party to formally announce his intentions to run in the special election for Kerry's seat.

 

Related Articles

 

Enjoy this post? Share it with others.