With only three dissenting votes, the U.S. Senate has confirmed John Kerry as the new Secretary of State.
Kerry will take over for Hillary Clinton, who is leaving her post after four years.
The move means Kerry will have to resign as Massachusetts' senior senator. , has announced he is running for the seat. has hinted that he may run.
As for an interim senator for Kerry's seat, Gov. Deval Patrick plans to announce his pick Wednesday, Jan. 30, according to the Boston Herald.