Republicans may make or break House speaker vote
By Hillary Chabot
Monday, May 12, 2008 – Updated 6h ago
The Bay State’s few Republican lawmakers, mocked for their dwindling membership and influence, may have the last laugh if they emerge as power brokers with a decisive block of votes for the next speaker of the House.
Representatives from both Rep. Robert DeLeo (D-Winthrop) and Rep. John Rogers (D-Norwood) have put feelers out to House Republicans for support as neither can tally a clear victory in the Democratic caucus.
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