Premier Kathy Dunderdale was chosen to succeed Senator Ethel Cochrane in the Red Chamber when the former school teacher is retired this fall.
Senator Fabian Manning seeks the leadership of the Provincial Progressive Conservative Party, solidifying Prime Minister Harper's grip on his critics?
Could a deal be cut?
Stranger things have happened?
A puppet instead of a dud!
Anything can happen on the chess board that is Newfoundland and Labrador Politics.
Cochrane's seat in the Senate will become vacant in September.
Most likely, Tom Marshall would slide into the role. His father, Jack Marshall, served as a Newfoundland Senator from 1978 to 1994. He had been a Progressive Conservative MP for a decade before being appointed to the Senate by Liberal Prime Minister, Pierre Trudeau
He was succeeded by Fonse Faour, the first New Democrat to be elected to a federal riding in Newfoundland and Labrador. It was a short lived victory. Brian Tobin knocked him out of the job in the general election.
Faour went on to serve as the Deputy Clerk of the Executive Council and Associate Secretary to Cabinet when Tobin was Premier.