Jan. 29 - In a vote of 94-3, U.S. senators confirm former Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry to succeed Hillary Clinton as secretary of state. Deborah Lutterbeck reports.
U.S. Senator John Kerry wins overwhelming support from the Senate to become the next U.S. Secretary of State. The five-term senator and one time presidential candidate won broad support from Democrats and Republicans. Earlier Kerry spoke the Committee he once chaired -- the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SOUNDBITE) (English) U.S. SENATOR JOHN KERRY AND U.S. SECRETARY OF STATE NOMINEE SAYING: "What a privilege, seriously, to work with you and now to work with you in a different way. I thank you very, very much." Kerry will succeed Hillary Clinton as secretary of state.