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Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Two Chambers

A Senate session.

A House session:

One major difference between the chambers is that few House members run for president, and seldom get far when they do (see Duncan Hunter and Dennis Kucinich). But a fairly large fraction of senators have gone for the White House.

  • Lamar Alexander (R-TN) 1996, 2000
  • Sam Brownback (R-KS) 2008
  • Robert Byrd (D-WV) 1976
  • Dodd (D-CT) 2008
  • Tom Harkin (D-IA) 1992
  • Orrin Hatch (R-UT) 2000
  • Edward Kennedy (D-MA) 1980
  • John Kerry (D-MA) 2004
  • Joseph Lieberman (D-CT) 2004
  • Richard Lugar (R-IN) 1996
  • John McCain (R-AZ) 2000, 2008
  • Arlen Specter (R-PA) 1996

And of course rememember President Obama, Vice President Biden, and Secretary of State Clinton.

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