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Governor Patrick’s interim senator pick near

Special election to be on June 25

Senator John F. Kerry’s plan to submit his official letter of resignation Tuesday will set off a quick series of events this week that could define Massachusetts politics for years to come.

Kerry’s departure to become secretary of state, after a quarter-­century in office, paves the way for Governor Deval ­Patrick to announce an interim senator Wednesday. Patrick has suggested he will choose a woman or a person of color to reflect the changing face of politics in Massachusetts.

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