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Rosenberg poised to become state Senate president

State Senate majority leader Stanley Rosenberg, a liberal Democrat from Amherst, has assembled sufficient support within the chamber to succeed Therese Murray as Senate president. But the timing of Murray’s departure remains unknown, forging a power dynamic that longtime observers call unprecedented.

Rosenberg claimed victory Wednesday over Senate Ways and Means Committee chairman Stephen Brewer, who had received backing from the Senate’s more moderate members. In a statement, Brewer conceded, saying he expects Rosenberg “will do a fine job as Senate president when that time comes.”

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