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Opening for Suffolk sheriff job turns a few heads

A decade ago, a vacancy in the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department turned a nonpartisan prosecutor into a potential political player. Now that Andrea Cabral is leaving the department to become state public safety secretary, other hopefuls are eyeing the sheriff’s seat as a launching pad.

But one of the most obvious contenders for the post is highly unlikely to win the appointment, political observers say, due to long-lasting political grudges.

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