Monday, June 12, 2006

Byrd Sets a Record

Today, Senator Robert Byrd (D-WV) becomes the longest-serving senator ever, surpassing the record set by Strom Thurmond just a few years ago. There are a pretty large number of stories circulating in the media about this feat, but I thought this piece from yesterday's LATimes was quite a good one. Roll Call reports that the senator has now served for 17,327 days ... and of course he's running for a record ninth term this fall.


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