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May 02, 2009


Reid Caves to Colleagues

After Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid initially said he would let Sen. Arlen Specter (D-PA) keep his seniority after switching parties, he now seems to favoring a compromise, The Hill reports.

"Under pressure, Reid now says it will be up to the Democratic caucus to determine whether to recognize Specter's 28 1/2 years of seniority. Furthermore, Reid now does not think Specter will displace any senior Democrat atop a coveted committee or subcommittee."












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