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Patrick hints at pick for interim senator

As speculation continues to grow over whom Governor ­Deval Patrick may tap to be ­nterim US senator if Senator John F. Kerry is confirmed as secretary of state, the governor dropped a hint Thursday evening on the New England ­Cable News “Broadside” talk show.

When asked by host Jim Braude how high a priority appoint­ing a woman or person of color is, Patrick said that it was important.

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