Maine Democrats pick Senate leaders

Posted Nov. 10, 2010, at 11:53 a.m.
Last modified Nov. 11, 2010, at 12:59 a.m.

AUGUSTA, Maine — Maine Senate Democrats, now the minority, have picked their floor leaders for the upcoming two-year session.

Democrats meeting Tuesday night chose Sen. Barry Hobbins of Saco as their floor leader and Sen. Justin Alfond of Portland as assistant leader.

It’s the first time since the mid-1990s the Democrats have been the minority party in the Senate, although they were even with the Republicans during the 2001-02 term.

The Senate Republicans have picked their leaders, including Sen. Kevin Raye of Perry, their nominee for president.

House Republicans, who also ended up in control after last week’s elections, choose their leaders this Friday.the

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