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Mass. Senate President Will Not Seek Re-Election

(Steven Senne/AP)

(Steven Senne/AP)

BOSTON (AP) — Massachusetts Senate President Therese Murray says she will not seek re-election to the chamber when her term expires at the end of the year.

Murray is barred by term limits from serving as president beyond March 2015. She was elected senator of the Plymouth and Barnstable District in 1992 and became the first woman to head the chamber in March 2007.

The Democrat said in a statement released Saturday that she is humbled to represent her constituency and to lead the senate.

Murray did not disclose her plans for the future, saying only that she looks forward to working on issues that she is most passionate about “for many years to come.”

State Sen. Stanley Rosenberg, Amherst Democrat, is set to succeed Murray after securing the backing of enough fellow senators.

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  • http://HaggisBrain.com Ed The Genius

    Forget those big aspirations lady. Hillary is in town and will beat you to death with one claw nail flick of her right paw. She’s coming, and short of a direct head shot, nothing will stop her from being the next president of the United States. After a few years of her leadership, hopefully we will be set for years to come, as long as idiots don’t vote in an idiot…again like Jerb Bush. His father couldn’t name him right, so I don’t have to call him by that.

  • http://HaggisBrain.com Ed The Genius

    Here’s another case of an influential woman in power, for years, and nobody ever heard of her. Like Pelosi. I can’t understand how she got that positio… OTOH maybe I do know.