WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has confirmed former Sen. Scott Brown as U.S. ambassador to New Zealand.
The vote Thursday was 94-4.READ MORE: Massachusetts Reports 1,831 New COVID Cases, 8 Additional Deaths
Brown is a Republican who represented Massachusetts in the Senate from 2010 to 2013. He won a special election to fill the seat held by the late Democratic Sen. Ted Kennedy, a Democrat.READ MORE: Dorchester Grandmother Killed By Stray Bullet While Sitting On Porch Identified As Delois Brown
Brown lost the seat to Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren, and in 2014, he lost a Senate race in New Hampshire to Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen.
There are 188 ambassador jobs. Roughly a third are filled by political appointees and the rest by career foreign service officers. President Donald Trump had made 11 ambassador appointments as of Monday, according to the American Foreign Service Association, which tracks appointments.MORE NEWS: Maynard Woman Killed In Maine Motorcycle Crash
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