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Speculation centers on Ucci as next House whip; House Dems caucus Friday

November 8, 2012

Don’t be surprised if Representative Stephen Ucci of Johnston gets the nod as House whip, succeeding J. Patrick O’Neill (who resigned from that post in October), when House Democrats have a 6:30 caucus tomorrow at the Asian Palace restaurant on North Main Street.

House Speaker Gordon Fox is expected to easily win backing for another two-year term at his leadership post. 

Senate Democrats are holding their own caucus at 5 today at the Statehouse. President Teresa Paiva Weed and Majority Leader Dominick Ruggerio are expected to win re-election to their leadership post.

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