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Marisa DeFranco joins supporters in asking Deval Patrick to appoint her interim senator

Governor Deval Patrick went a long way toward keeping Democrat Marisa DeFranco off last year’s US Senate ballot, but the Middleton immigration attorney is hoping he’ll take a different view of her if and when it comes time to appoint a temporary replacement to Senator John Kerry.

DeFranco told the Globe today that she supports a petition effort aimed at lobbying Patrick to make her the interim senator if Kerry resigns, as expected, to become secretary of state.

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