Mayer is selected as new president pro tem by chance

Thursday, November 4, 2010 | 7:40 p.m. CDT; updated 9:59 a.m. CDT, Friday, November 5, 2010

JEFFERSON CITY — Pure chance determined that Sen. Rob Mayer, R-Dexter, will be the next person to preside over the state Senate as president pro tem in the spring.