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SUCCESSION SPECULATION SWIRLS AS SENATORS RETURN TO BEACON HILL

By Michael P. Norton
STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE

DEC. 3, 2017.....As lawmakers prepare to huddle Monday and discuss the impact of sexual assault and harassment allegations on the Senate, several senators appear in the mix for a promotion to Senate president in the event that Sen. Stanley Rosenberg steps down from that post, according to a strategist.

Since Thursday afternoon, when the Boston Globe reported that Rosenberg's husband, Bryon Hefner, had allegedly assaulted or harassed four men whose jobs are linked to influencing Beacon Hill policy, many senators have been circumspect when asked about the situation, Rosenberg's options, or about potential successors.

"There are three women who are already trying to become the next Senate president as we speak making phone calls. Linda Dorcena Forry is one of them and considered the frontrunner," Democratic strategist Mary Anne Marsh told WCVB's "On the Record" in a program that aired Sunday morning. "Eileen Donoghue is another. Karen Spilka is the third. Sal DiDomenico is the fourth. You have to say that Linda Dorcena Forry right now is the frontrunner but she would have to sew up those votes and convince everyone that she could start that job tomorrow."


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