House and Senate Democrats to caucus Thursday night

By: Dee DeQuattro

Email: ddequattro@abc6.com

Twitter: @deedequattro

The Rhode Island House and Senate Democrats will caucus on Thursday night to discuss leaders for the next General Assembly session which begins in January.

The House Democrats will meet at Cranston Country Club were it is expected that they will unanimously support House Speaker Nick Mattiello to continue as speaker.

Mattiello will have to replace Deputy Majority Whip Lisa Tomasso who was ousted by Republican Sherry Roberts.

On the Senate side, the Democrats will meet at the State House at 5 p.m. Senate President Teresa Paiva-Weed is expected to be chosen to continue to lead the senate. 

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