Harriette Chandler never had designs on the Massachusetts Senate’s top post, and she readily admits to mixed feelings about landing there. Her unexpected ascension was the result of the scandal swirling around her close ally, Stan Rosenberg, who temporarily relinquished the Senate president’s job last month while an investigation is underway.
Congratulated on her new role of acting president as we kicked off the Codcast conversation, Chandler wondered if that’s the right word.
“I’m not sure it’s congratulations,” she said. “It may be more of a commiseration, but we’re moving right along. This wasn’t expected and it wasn’t wanted.”