Topic: Robin Carnahan
Top galleries, list articles, quizzes
Starting this Monday, the Senate welcomes 16 fresh faces to the Capitol’s marbled halls. While they won’t be sworn into office until January, these newly-elected members – three Democrats and 13 Republicans – come to Washington to tour the buildings, learn rules of decorum, and meet with their future coworkers. The new Senators come largely from open seats where both parties had a new candidate on the ticket and include a handful of tea partyers.
Nationally, Democrats are having success raising money this fall, in their attempt to maintain control of the US Senate over Republicans.
Three states had primaries for the 2010 elections Tuesday. An incumbent lost her seat, the 'tea party' split its vote, and health-care reform took a beating.
Between them, Obama and Biden are visiting Missouri, Nevada, Oregon, and California in support of Democratic candidates Thursday and Friday.