- Odell: "Wow!"

In his Nov. 7, 2010 column on, Senator Bob Odell writes,

"Wow!" "...a Republican majority in the Senate not seen for half a century."

"The assumption is that Sylvia Larsen (Concord) will lead the five member Democrat caucus."

"Republicans in the Senate have acted quickly and chosen Peter Bragdon (Milford) to be the Senate President. The Bragdons and Odells were Amherst farming neighbors for a couple of generations in the first half of the last century..."

"Others on the leadership team include Sharon Carson (Hudson) who will be majority whip." "...Chuck Morse (Salem) ...was named chair of the Finance Committee and I have been re-appointed chair of the Ways and Means Committee."

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