Posts tagged Scott Brown
With John Kerry’s confirmation as Secretary of State, a seat opened in the U.S. Senate. Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick named his former chief of staff, William “Mo” Cowan, as his interim replacement, and he was sworn in on February 7, created a record two (2) African Americans in the Senate at the same time.
A special election will be held June 25 to choose a “permanent” replacement for the five-term Senator Kerry. It isn’t really very permanent, because it will only fill out Kerry’s current term, which expires after the 2014 midterms. In other words, there will be yet another election for that seat next year.
Here is a brief rundown of some candidates who have so far declared their intention to run in the June special election. (more…)
This is the second in our Senate Watch series. In this series, we look at the seats up for election this cycle, and which way it looks like they’re going.
Here is this month’s map:
Now for the details. (more…)
Today marks the beginning of a new series: Senate Watch. We’ll be looking at the seats up for election this cycle, and which way it looks like they’re going.
I’ll start this month with a map, followed by an explanation. First, the map:
Now for the explanation. (more…)
(Ed. Note. Update: Senate Repeals DADT)
This morning, the Senate voted for cloture on the bill repealing Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell. Six Republicans voted in favor of cloture:
- Susan Collins (ME)
- Olympia Snowe (ME)
- Mark Kirk (IL)
- Lisa Murkowski (AK)
- George Voinovich (OH)
- Scott Brown (MA)
All of them, except for Brown and Kirk, have been in the Tea Party’s sights. Given how Brown has proven to be very moderate by Republican standards, I wonder how long it will be before he, too, is targeted.
Updated to add: The final Senate vote is expected to occur at about 3PM EST.