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 a senator soon paving the way for a special senate election. The primary election is scheduled for April 30 and the general election will be held on June 25. U.S. Congressman Ed Markey, D-MA, has announced he is running for the seat. U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch, D-MA 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.
President Barrack Obama announced John Kerry is his choice to be Secretary of State Friday.
If President Barack Obama has his way, Massachusettts Senator John Kerry will be replacing Hilary Clinton as Secretary of State, according to a Huffington Post report. Obama nominated Kerry for position Friday after much speculation that the Massachusetts senator was his choice for the position. If Kerry is appointed, an interim senator will be named to the position before a special election can be held. There is also speculation that Senator Scott Brown (R-Wrentham) will run for the senate after losing the general election in November to Elizabeth Warren. A Vietnam War veteran, Kerry has served on the Foreign Relations Committee for 27 years and has been the chairman for the last six years. "He is not going to need a lot of on-the-job …