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House Dems select Dermody as leader, Hanna whip

Democrats in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives on Tuesday turned to a veteran member from the Pittsburgh suburbs to be their floor leader and elevated the chairman of the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee to whip, the second-ranking post.  Voting behind closed doors in the state Capitol, House Democrats elected Rep. Frank Dermody of Allegheny County as minority leader for the 2011-12 session. Rep. Michael K. Hanna Sr., D-Clinton, won the race for whip.  Click here to continue reading.

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