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  •  Actually, he's the junior Senator (3+ / 0-)
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    cocinero, operculum, R30A

    He's been the longest serving junior Senator in the Senate for a while now.

    •  Since the death of Ted Kennedy (1+ / 0-)
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      When Kerry became the senior senator of MA. In the 114th it will be Barbara Boxer! Goes to Jeff Sessions when either Feinstein or Boxer eventually retire.

      (And damn, I really really hate Jeff Sessions. )

      Registered in NY-02, College CT-01, Spent most of the rest of my life on the border of NY-08 and NY-15

      by R30A on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 06:37:13 PM PST

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      •  Before Kerry it was Bingaman for years. (1+ / 0-)
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        All the way back to when Strom Thurmond retired and Fritz Hollings became the senior senator from SC.

        Registered in NY-02, College CT-01, Spent most of the rest of my life on the border of NY-08 and NY-15

        by R30A on Sat Jan 26, 2013 at 06:48:13 PM PST

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    •  Actually, only since June 2010 (0+ / 0-)

      when Robert Byrd of West Virginia died.  Harkin entered the Senate before Kerry.

      •  Your order is reversed. (1+ / 0-)
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        Kerry is senior to Harkin, both are  senior to Rockefeller. As such, Rockefeller has never been seniormost junior senator.

        All came in Jan 1985, but only Harkin came in on the normal Jan 3. Kerry came on Jan 2, and Rockefeller on Jan 15.

        Registered in NY-02, College CT-01, Spent most of the rest of my life on the border of NY-08 and NY-15

        by R30A on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 05:30:21 AM PST

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        •  While I was looking up info on the 1984 Senate (1+ / 0-)
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          elections, I noticed a lot of familiar names of losing candidates.
          Libby Mitchell, John Raese, and Lloyd Doggett.

          Registered in NY-02, College CT-01, Spent most of the rest of my life on the border of NY-08 and NY-15

          by R30A on Sun Jan 27, 2013 at 05:54:58 AM PST

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