Ophelia's Out -- for Now 

Democrat Ophelia Ford, who was sworn in after her apparent 13-vote victory in a special election in state Senate District 29 last September, became an ex-senator Wednesday afternoon after her colleagues voted 26-6 to void that election result as "incurably uncertain," but promised, in a last speech delivered from her Senate desk, to return after the general election in November.

Her opponent in that election (as well as the one last year), Republican Terry Roland, was in the Senate gallery as the historic ouster vote occurred and proposed afterward that public hearings be held before the Shelby County Commission meets, presumably next week, to vote on an interim successor. (See longer take in Political Beat.)

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