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Sen. William "Mo" Cowan (D-Mass.)

  • District: Junior Senator from Massachusetts
  • Residence: Stoughton
  • Born: April 4, 1969; Yadkinville, N.C.
  • Religion: Christian
  • Family: Wife, Stacy Cowan; two children
  • Education: Duke U., B.A. 1991 (sociology); Northeastern U., J.D. 1994
  • Military Service: None
  • Political Highlights: No previous office; U.S. Senate, 2013-present
  • Elected: Appointed: 2013 (1st term); Appointed by Gov. Deval Patrick, D, to succeed John Kerry, D, who resigned
  • Committee Assignments: Agriculture, Nutrition & Forestry (Jobs, Rural Economic Growth & Energy Innovation; Livestock and Dairy; Nutrition, Specialty Crops, Food & Agricultural Research - Chairman); Commerce, Science & Transportation (Aviation Operations, Safety & Security; Communications, Technology & the Internet; Competitiveness, Innovation & Export Promotion; Consumer Protection, Product Safety & Insurance; Oceans, Atmosphere, Fisheries & Coast Guard; Science & Space; Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine); Small Business & Entrepreneurship

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State Information: Massachusetts

Election History
Year Election Candidate Votes Percent
2013 special Edward Markey (D) 645,429 54.8%
Gabriel Gomez (R) 525,307 44.6%
Richard Heos (TVP) 4,550 0.4%
2008 general John Kerry (D) 1,971,974 65.9%
Jeffrey Beatty (R) 926,044 31%
Robert Underwood (LIBERT) 93,713 3.1%
2002 general John Kerry (D) 1,605,976 80%
Michael Cloud (LIBERT) 369,807 18.4%
1996 general John Kerry (D) 1,334,135 52.2%
William F. Weld (R) 1,143,120 44.7%
Susan C. Gallagher (C) 70,007 2.7%
Robert C. Snowe (NL) 7,169 0.3%
1990 general John Kerry (D) 1,321,712 57%
Jim Rappaport (R) 992,917 43%
1984 general John Kerry (D) 1,392,981 55%
Raymond Shamie (R) 1,136,806 44.9%
Vote For President
Year Democrat Republican Independent
2008 Barack Obama: 61.8% John McCain: 35.99%
2012 : 60.65% : 37.51%
2004 John Kerry: 62% George W. Bush: 37%
2000 Al Gore: 60% George W. Bush: 33%
1996 Bill Clinton: 62% Robert Dole: 28%
1992 Bill Clinton: 48% George H. W. Bush: 29%
1988 Michael Dukakis: 53% George H. W. Bush: 45%
1984 Walter F. Mondale: 48% :

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