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RamboLiberal Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:53 AM
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US News Does Dem Senators with Repub Govs Death Watch
Edited on Sat Dec-16-06 01:54 AM by RamboLiberal
http://news.yahoo.com/s/usnews/20061215/ts_usnews/democ...

Of the senators in the incoming Congress, 17 Democrats and two who say they will caucus with the party represent states that will have a Republican governor as of January. Because governors have the temporary power of appointment for Senate vacancies, if any of the senators listed below should vacate their seat before the next Senate elections in November 2008, the balance of power in the Senate could shift. The 19 (with their ages listed) include:

Daniel Akaka of Hawaii--82

Daniel Inouye of Hawaii--82

Dianne Feinstein of California--73

Barbara Boxer of California--66

Pat Leahy of Vermont--66

Ok who has list of Repubs with Dem Govs.

I can name my state - Arlen Specter of Pennsylvania -- 76 (and Specter had Hodgkins in 05)
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proud2BlibKansan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:55 AM
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1. Pat Roberts of Kansas
I don't know how old he is but he acts pretty senile most of the time.
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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:58 AM
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2. Senator Craig Thomas of Wyoming and he has cancer also
has a Republican Gov.

this is pretty disgusting that they would do this.
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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 01:58 AM
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3. Ted Stevens (R) Alaska is 83
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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 02:11 AM
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4. Isn't Senator Robert Byrd (D) the oldest senator right now?
89 years old --->

Rumor has it (well.. Wikipedia anyhow) that if God forbid he passes in office, Governor Joe Manchin would be able to replace him with himself if he chose to.

-Per Wikipedia-

Manchin is considered to be one of the most popular Governors in recent West Virignia history. Due to his strong roots in the state community and his immense popularity in the state, there is a widespread assumption that Manchin might run for the U.S. Senate if Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) retires in 2008 or Manchin might replace himself if Sen. Robert Byrd (D-WV) passes away. Manchin would be able to do that, since the law requires the Governor to replace the vacant seat.



---Governor Joe Manchin D-West Virginia

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JI7 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 02:17 AM
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8. yeah, but it would still remain Democratic
and Byrd looks and sounds pretty well . and he is much quicker and clever than many half his age. only thing with Byrd i worry about is that his wife passed away not too long ago and many times when couples who have been together for years into old age they tend to die not too far apart.

like Johnny Cash did after his wife's death.

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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 02:20 AM
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10. Yup, I know..
If Manchin doesn't wind up appointing himself, he'll probably run for it and easily win in 2008!
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Jennicut Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 02:11 AM
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5. Barbara Boxer is 66??? And Diane Feinstein, 73??? They look great!
I guess I shouldn'e be so surprised as my Mom is almost 60 and looks great too, more like my friend then my mother (I'm 30). What is the odds that two guys in their 80's are from the same state. Most be the beautiful weather that keeps them healthy and able to be in the Senate.
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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 02:14 AM
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6. Speaker Pelosi is 66 too...
And is still rockin' and rollin'!!

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neoblues Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 02:14 AM
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7. Seems like...
at least in some cases, any state governor who uses his power to overturn the "will of the poeple" by replacing a Democrat with a Republican under circumstances that would alter the nation's leadership by such an amount... might not that governor (again, in some cases) be potentially committing political suicide? I can just imagine (and would strongly support) a massive backlash against any governor that pulled such a trick.
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snowbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 02:18 AM
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9. Ages of U.S. Senators
This is from Wikipedia and hasn't been updated since the November 7th election... Some of these senators are HISTORY now, and we have several new Democrats not listed yet.

Senator Date of Birth
Robert Byrd (D-WV) November 20, 1917
Ted Stevens (R-AK) November 18, 1923
Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) January 23, 1924
Daniel Inouye (D-HI) September 7, 1924
Daniel Akaka (D-HI) September 11, 1924
John Warner (R-VA) February 18, 1927
Arlen Specter (R-PA) February 12, 1930
Jim Bunning (R-KY) October 23, 1931
Ted Kennedy (D-MA) February 22, 1932
Dick Lugar (R-IN) April 4, 1932
Pete Domenici (R-NM) May 7, 1932
Paul Sarbanes (D-MD)* February 3, 1933
Craig Thomas (R-WY) February 17, 1933
Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) June 22, 1933
Chuck Grassley (R-IA) September 17, 1933
Robert Foster Bennett (R-UT) September 18, 1933
Orrin Hatch (R-UT) March 22, 1934
Richard Shelby (R-AL) May 6, 1934
Jim Jeffords (I-VT)* May 11, 1934
Carl Levin (D-MI) June 28, 1934
Jim Inhofe (R-OK) November 17, 1934
Conrad Burns (R-MT)* January 25, 1935
Herb Kohl (D-WI) February 7, 1935
Pat Roberts (R-KS) April 20, 1936
George Voinovich (R-OH) July 15, 1936
Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) July 20, 1936
Elizabeth Dole (R-NC) July 29, 1936
John McCain (R-AZ) August 29, 1936
Jay Rockefeller (D-WV) June 18, 1937
Thad Cochran (R-MS) December 7, 1937
Kit Bond (R-MO) March 6, 1939
Tom Harkin (D-IA) November 19, 1939
Harry Reid (D-NV) December 2, 1939
Patrick Leahy (D-VT) March 31, 1940
Lamar Alexander (R-TN) July 3, 1940
Barbara Boxer (D-CA) November 11, 1940
Ben Nelson (D-NE) May 17, 1941
Trent Lott (R-MS) October 9, 1941
Max Baucus (D-MT) December 11, 1941
Mitch McConnell (R-KY) February 20, 1942
Joe Lieberman (D-CT) February 24, 1942
Jon Kyl (R-AZ) April 25, 1942
Byron Dorgan (D-ND) May 14, 1942
Bill Nelson (D-FL) September 29, 1942
Joe Biden (D-DE) November 20, 1942
Kay Bailey Hutchinson (R-TX) July 22, 1943
Jeff Bingaman (D-NM) October 3, 1943
Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) November 10, 1943
Wayne Allard (R-CO) December 2, 1943
John Kerry (D-MA) December 11, 1943
Mike Enzi (R-WY) February 1, 1944
Christopher Dodd (D-CT) May 27, 1944
Richard Durbin (D-IL) November 21, 1944
Johnny Isakson (R-GA) December 28, 1944
Larry Craig (R-ID) July 20, 1945
Chuck Hagel (R-NE) October 4, 1946
Mel Martinez (R-FL) October 23, 1946
Jeff Sessions (R-AL) December 24, 1946
Tim Johnson (D-SD) December 29, 1946
Mike DeWine (R-OH)* January 5, 1947
Thomas R. Carper (D-DE) January 23, 1947
Olympia Snowe (R-ME) February 21, 1947
Judd Gregg (R-NH) February 14, 1947
Mark Dayton (D-MN)* January 26, 1947
Hillary Clinton (D-NY) October 26, 1947
Kent Conrad (D-ND) March 12, 1948
Tom Coburn (R-OK) March 14, 1948
Ron Wyden (D-OR) May 3, 1949
Norm Coleman (R-MN) August 17, 1949
Jack Reed (D-RI) November 12, 1949
Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) April 29, 1950
Patty Murray (D-WA) October 11, 1950
Chuck Schumer (D-NY) November 23, 1950
Mike Crapo (R-ID) May 20, 1951
Jim DeMint (R-SC) September 2, 1951
John Cornyn (R-TX) February 2, 1952
Bill Frist (R-TN)* February 22, 1952
George Felix Allen (R-VA)* March 8, 1952
Gordon Smith (R-OR) May 25, 1952
Susan Collins (R-ME) December 7, 1952
Russ Feingold (D-WI) March 2, 1953
Lincoln Chafee (R-RI)* March 26, 1953
Robert Menendez (D-NJ) January 1, 1954
Ken Salazar (D-CO) March 2, 1955
Lindsey Graham (R-SC) July 9, 1955
Mary Landrieu (D-LA) November 23, 1955
Richard Burr (R-NC) November 30, 1955
Evan Bayh (D-IN) December 26, 1955
Sam Brownback (R-KS) September 12, 1956
Jim Talent (R-MO)* October 18, 1956
Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) May 22, 1957
John Ensign (R-NV) March 25, 1958
Rick Santorum (R-PA)* May 10, 1958
Maria Cantwell (D-WA) October 13, 1958
Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) September 30, 1960
John Thune (R-SD) January 7, 1961
David Vitter (R-LA) May 3, 1961
Barack Obama (D-IL) August 4, 1961
Mark Pryor (D-AR) January 10, 1963
John E. Sununu (R-NH) September 10, 1964

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beltanefauve Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 04:20 AM
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11. Those who might retire
From: http://www.modernvertebrate.com/elections/2006-national /

Not up for re-election, but may retire

Alaska (Stevens-R) - Senator Ted Stevens is old, my friend. Born Nov. 18, 1923, Stevens will be nearly 83 years old on election day in 2006. Despite his age, the 37-year veteran of the chamber regularly pouts and threatens to resign if he doesn't get his way. Recently, he was dealt a major setback when Senate voted to sustain a filibuster that blocks Stevens' plan to drill for oil in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Newpaper reports described Stevens as "angry," "furious" and even "sad" following the vote, but Stevens laters said that he would not resign. He is up for re-election in 2008.

Hawaii (Inouye-D) - Inouye recently coasted to re-election. Born Sept. 7, 1924, he'll be 82 years old on election day in 2006. He's up for re-election in 2010.

Iowa (Grassley-R) - Born Sept. 17, 1933, Grassley will be 73 on election day in 2006. Grassley is up for re-election in 2010.

Kansas (Roberts-R) - Born April 20, 1936, Roberts will be 70 on election day in 2006. He is up for re-election in 2008.

Kentucky (Bunning-R) - Born Oct. 23, 1931, Bunning will be 75 on election day in 2006.

Maryland (Mikulski-D) - Born July 20, 1936, Mikulski will be 70 on election day in 2006. She is up for re-election in 2010.

Michigan (Levin-D) - Born June 28, 1934, Levin will be 74 on election day in 2006. Levin is up for re-election in 2008; rumor has it he won't be running for re-election, however.

New Jersey (Lautenberg-D) - Born Jan. 23, 1924, Lautenberg will be 82 on election day in 2006. Lautenberg is up for re-election in 2008, but don't bet on him running again. He had reluctantly come out of retirement in 2002 as a replacement candidate for the Democrats, and few expected him to last this long. However, he may wait until after the 2006 election to announce his retirement.

New Mexico (Domenici-R) - Born May 7, 1932, Domenici will be 74 on election day in 2006. He's up for re-election in 2008.

Oklahoma (Inhofe-R) - Born Nov. 17, 1934, Inhofe will be almost 72 on election day in 2006. He's up for re-election in 2008.

Pennsylvania (Specter-R) - Born Feb. 12, 1930, Specter will be 76 in 2006. He's up for re-election in 2010. Last year, Specter announced that he had Hodgkin's lympoma and continued to work during his course of treatment. He currently shows no sign of slowing down.

Utah (Bennett-R) - Born Sept. 18, 1933, Bennett will be 73 on election day in 2006. He is up for re-election in 2010.
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sandnsea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 05:57 AM
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12. Gordon Smith OR
McCain & Kyl, AZ

The Repub from Louisiana

Domenici, NM

Allard CO

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OzarkDem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 09:04 AM
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13. News media making their bias crystal clear
Edited on Sat Dec-16-06 09:05 AM by OzarkDem
They might as well publish a hit list for the GOP.

Is it media consolidation reform they're worried about?

George Voinovich is getting on in years, his health seems frail.
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DeeDeeNY Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 09:23 AM
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14. Governors have way too much power in such cases
The law really should be changed to be uniform in all states -- that if there is a vacancy and the governor must
appoint, he must appoint someone from that senator's same political party. Or maybe an interim election altogether.
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windbreeze Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Dec-16-06 12:57 PM
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15. so does this mean
that we have to put a security detail on every one of these Senators until 2008?? IF anything happens to any of them will we look any further than the surface? WILL we consider anything that happens normal??? just curious...Can't help but remember how important(critical) Wellstone was to the Dems, and what happened to him...How many Rep's of a comparable age with a Dem governor are there? After all, we took over several governorships, from the Rep's right???
windbreeze
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