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Junior United States Senator from Massachusetts


Paul Grattan Kirk, Jr. is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts. From 1985 to 1989, he served as chairman of the Democratic National Committee (DNC). He is the co-chair of the Commission on Presidential Debates, the chairman of the board of directors of the John F. Kennedy Library Foundation, and a member of the board of directors of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate. On September 24, 2009, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick appointed Kirk to fill the vacant seat of the late U.S. Senator Edward M. Kennedy; the term expires when a special election, held on January 19, 2010, is concluded.

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 He's having a Merry Christmas in Heaven 
— Paul G. Kirk on Edward Kennedy after the senate passed the health care bill / December 24, 2009
 The historic moment before us is the easiest choice and perhaps the most historic vote we may ever cast as United States senators... Is this a bill of real reform that Ted Kennedy would champion and vote for? Absolutely, yes. Ted Kennedy knew real reform when he saw it, and so do I. 
— Paul G. Kirk on the democrats securing 60 votes required for passing the health care bill / December 20, 2009