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Representative Robert A. DeLeo of Winthrop (right) was chosen by the House speaker to chair the House Ways and Means Committee. DeLeo has served in the House for 14 years. At left is court officer William Petrigno.
Representative Robert A. DeLeo of Winthrop (right) was chosen by the House speaker to chair the House Ways and Means Committee. DeLeo has served in the House for 14 years. At left is court officer William Petrigno. (Globe Staff Photo / David L. Ryan) Globe Staff Photo / David L. Ryan

DiMasi bends House to left

Power shake-up hands minorities leadership posts

By Frank Phillips
Globe Staff / February 8, 2005

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Speaker Salvatore F. DiMasi dramatically shook up the House leadership yesterday, elevating several minority lawmakers to key positions and resuscitating the careers of liberal dissident members who had been banished under his predecessor, Thomas M. Finneran. (Full article: 882 words)

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