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Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:23 PM

Elizabeth Warren will now be the Senior Senator from Massachusetts.

It took Warren 26 days compared to 24 years for Kerry @joshtpm RT @igorbobic: Elizabeth Warren, the senior senator from Massachusetts.

https://twitter.com/GregAnrig/status/296377394065965056

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Reply Elizabeth Warren will now be the Senior Senator from Massachusetts. (Original post)
onehandle Jan 2013 OP
Mass Jan 2013 #1
onehandle Jan 2013 #4
demwing Jan 2013 #5
tavalon Jan 2013 #9
Mass Jan 2013 #10
tavalon Jan 2013 #15
geckosfeet Jan 2013 #19
demwing Jan 2013 #21
karynnj Jan 2013 #22
demwing Jan 2013 #25
longship Jan 2013 #2
Rider3 Jan 2013 #3
sheshe2 Jan 2013 #6
SCVDem Jan 2013 #7
tavalon Jan 2013 #8
ReRe Jan 2013 #11
Mass Jan 2013 #12
karynnj Jan 2013 #26
Mass Jan 2013 #28
alp227 Jan 2013 #13
tavalon Jan 2013 #14
karynnj Jan 2013 #24
tavalon Jan 2013 #27
karynnj Jan 2013 #23
mucifer Jan 2013 #16
customerserviceguy Jan 2013 #17
vlyons Jan 2013 #18
aquart Jan 2013 #20

Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:24 PM

1. Friday. Kerry is still senator until Friday.

We'll know tomorrow who the interim senator is.

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Response to Mass (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:34 PM

4. Updated my subject line. nt

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Response to Mass (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:36 PM

5. Barney Frank

I'll betcha a Coke...

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Response to demwing (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 07:15 PM

9. He's already said he wants the interim,

but I didn't think he wanted more. I do hope that if he wants it, the fine people of Connecticut will see to it that he gets it.

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Response to tavalon (Reply #9)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 07:46 PM

10. He does not want it. But Markey is great...

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Response to Mass (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:04 PM

15. I don't know Markey but I'll research him.

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Response to Mass (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:22 PM

19. I suspect so...

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Response to tavalon (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:30 AM

21. I didn't say he wanted more

Or anything about the SE

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Response to tavalon (Reply #9)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:35 AM

22. Connecticut??

Also the Governor of Massachusetts picks the interim.

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Response to karynnj (Reply #22)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:45 AM

25. yeah saw that too

Made me go Google Frank to see if he had just recently moved

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:28 PM

2. Kudos to the both of them!

I only hope MA does the right thing and selects a Senator who respects their heritage.

But, I love what this says.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:30 PM

3. Warms my heart!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 05:37 PM

6. Warren and Kerry

Will be making us proud over the next four years...and beyond.

From Massachusetts, Congratulations to you both!

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 06:23 PM

7. That's being on the fast track!

I'm very thankful this didn't elevate someone the likes of a West or Goehmert.

Yay Elizabeth!

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 07:14 PM

8. Ain't that the truth!

What committees is she on now?

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Response to tavalon (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 07:46 PM

11. The Banking Committee

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Response to Mass (Reply #12)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:49 AM

26. Do you think that she has a chance to get the now free Finance seat?

I know that is a hard committee to get on, but she would be awesome on it - and could not have been assigned to it when Kerry was on it as only one from a state could be there.

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Response to karynnj (Reply #26)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 08:00 AM

28. Probably not. They will most likely go to the new senator.

Just like Kennedy's assignments went to Brown.

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Response to tavalon (Reply #8)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 07:48 PM

13. One is banking. N/t

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Response to alp227 (Reply #13)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:03 PM

14. The one she was born to lead

Does becoming senior Senator allow her to move to chair on that committee? That would be awesome with awesome sauce.

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Response to tavalon (Reply #14)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:44 AM

24. No she is still very low in seniority which is based on how long she was on a committee

Kerry and Rockefeller both were chairs of two of the most important committees, SFRC and Commerce, as junior Senators. Both entered the Senate in 1985 and by 2009, were in their 24th year in the Senate. They were themselves among the most senior, influential Senators - even though Kennedy and Byrd were the senior senators. There were MANY senior senators who were less powerful than Kerry and Rockefeller.

All it does is make her name the first name on announcements of things the Senate does for MA and some other things like having more say on recommending federal justices for MA.

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Response to karynnj (Reply #24)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:51 AM

27. Okay, thanks for the clarification

We have time.

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Response to SCVDem (Reply #7)

Wed Jan 30, 2013, 07:37 AM

23. It has no affect on most things in the Senate that go on seniority

It does affect things like picking the people to recommend federal justices - though Kerry allowed Brown some say.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:06 PM

16. Just 4 years ago Barack Obama was the Junior Senator from Illinois so ya never know

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:10 PM

17. That may be a record

I wonder if there is some easy way to check. If not a record, then it certainly has to be second fastest.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:13 PM

18. I watched the Kerry vote and cspan1 today

and Sen Warren was standing in the pit talking to other Sens as they walked up to her. She looked right at home.

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Response to onehandle (Original post)

Tue Jan 29, 2013, 08:30 PM

20. But what does the senior senator get?

Bigger office? Larger washroom key? What?

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