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09/27/2009 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Ted Kennedy's Senate Seat: Who Will Replace Him? (SLIDESHOW POLL)

Ted Kennedy's death leaves an open Senate seat in Massachusetts for the first time in 25 years. State law requires a special election for Kennedy's seat to be held within 160 days. Before his death, Kennedy urged that the law be changed to allow Gov. Deval Patrick to appoint a temporary replacement until the special election could be held.

So who will replace the Senate's "liberal lion"? See a list of potential candidates and choose your favorite:

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