Mass. Senate Clears Way for Kennedy Successor

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 22, 2009 3:06 PM CDT
Ted Kennedy in 2004.   (AP Photo/Ron Edmonds, File)
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(Newser) – Gov. Deval Patrick should be able to name a Democratic replacement for Ted Kennedy's Senate seat before the end of the week, the Boston Globe reports. Legislation giving hm the authority to do so cleared the state Senate today, a week after the House passed it. The measure still needs to be formally enacted tomorrow, but no further snags are expected. So who will Patrick pick? A Globe editorial today pushed for Michael Dukakis.