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Leaders cool to Kennedy request

GOP blasts proposal for naming successor

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By Frank Phillips and Matt Viser
Globe Staff / August 21, 2009

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A personal plea from Senator Edward M. Kennedy to grant the governor power to appoint an interim successor in the Senate drew little public support from Massachusetts lawmakers yesterday, with the state’s Democratic leaders publicly silent on the proposal and most Republicans attacking it as a partisan power grab. (Full article: 1014 words)

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