Thursday, November 16, 2006

Compare and Contrast

Liddy Dole's Future:
Ensign Chosen As Republican Leader on Capitol Hill

Nov 15, 2006 03:13 PM

Senate republicans chose their leadership today on Capitol Hill and Nevada senator John Ensign has been elected to head a vital Republican Committee.

Senator Ensign will serve as chair of the National Republican Senatorial Committee, a post previously held by senator Elizabeth Dole.

No leadership role for Liddy. It will take some time to find out if she has any committee assignments AT ALL.

Schumer, the victor, wins new leadership position
By Alexander Bolton

Senate Democrats rewarded Sen. Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) yesterday for his success as chairman of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC) by giving him a specially created leadership position.

In return for the new title of vice chairman of the caucus, which ranks third among Democratic leaders, Schumer has agreed to serve another two years as chairman of the Senate Democratic fundraising committee.

Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (Nev.) announced after a closed-door meeting of the Democratic caucus yesterday that Democrats had created the new position, which puts Schumer below only Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), the incoming majority whip, and Reid, but means he outranks the Democratic conference secretary.

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