Deval Patrick

Conflict & Justice

Filling Kennedy's Senate Seat

Massachusetts is being pressured to pass a bill that would give Governor Patrick the authority to name a temporary replacement for Senator Kennedy. Timothy Murray, Lieutenant Governor of Massachusetts, tells The Takeaway about the bill's progress.

Politics

Massachusetts governor names a new senator

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick is expected to appoint former Democratic National Committee Chairman Paul G. Kirk to fill Sen. Ted Kennedy's vacant seat later this morning. Frank Phillips of the Boston Globe joins us with the details of the nomination.