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The Boston Globe

Politics

Dec. 6, 2011

Murphy resigns House majority whip post

House majority whip Charles A. Murphy, facing certain defeat in any effort to hold his office, resigned his leadership position at a Democratic caucus yesterday, sharply criticizing House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo for forcing him out.

“I resigned because I wasn’t going to put the members through a vote like that,’’ Murphy told reporters as he emerged from the caucus room where DeLeo was ready to redraw his leadership team. “I find that unpalatable.’’

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