(CNN) – Massachusetts Sen.-elect Scott Brown is asking state officials to immediately certify his victory in the state's special election last month, a move that would allow Brown to be sworn into office as early as Thursday afternoon.
In a letter to Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick and Massachusetts Secretary of State William Galvin, both Democrats, Brown's attorney says the senator-elect had planned on being sworn in February 11 but has since been told there are several votes being held before that date.
"For this reason, he wants certification to occur immediately," wrote Daniel Winslow, Brown's attorney.
Eric Fehrnstrom, a spokesman for Brown, also told CNN that "since the election results are now complete, there's no reason to wait."
A Brown adviser said the senator-elect is specifically interested in upcoming votes on President Obama's nominees for the GSA administrator, solicitor-general, and the National Labor Relations Board.
A spokeswoman for Patrick said the governor will certify the result at 9:30 a.m. ET Thursday.
"As the Lieutenant Governor stated earlier today, the Governor will convene the Governor’s Council at 9:30 a.m. tomorrow morning and certify the results," said Deputy Press Secretary Kimberly Haberlin. "This will ensure that Senator-elect Brown’s request to receive the final paperwork by 11:00 a.m. tomorrow is fulfilled."
Brown's letter [PDF]
–CNN's Dana Bash, Kevin Bohn, John King, and Alexander Mooney contributed to this report.
Headline says "demands", but the article says Brown "is asking" ... mislead much, CNN ??
Yet another example of the slime that is the democrat party.
Already getting a litlte too big for his britches I see...The only reason he won is because the Democrats ran a Obama hating PUMA and 1 million Obama supporters stayed home.
Let the guy have his seat. If it was a Kennedy or a Clinton in this session, he would have been seated already. Politics as usual. YAWN!
Good for him. He won fair and square. He deserves it. Swear him in already!
"A Brown adviser said the senator-elect is specifically interested in upcoming votes on President Obama's nominees for the GSA administrator, solicitor-general, and the National Labor Relations Board."
More GOP – That's Grand Obstructionist Party tactics, I'm sure.
Brown will be gone in 2012 – by that time his extremist views will be more than evident and populist "Tea Party" patina fairly tarnished.
Is anyone trying to stop this mope? He's already thrown his tea party supporters under the bus, so it's time to stop the nonsense talking points. You won, the rest of us are over you now.
This is not a "big" demand. He won the election so get him to his job!
Lets not make this a "thing".
Everyone is cooperating fully, and no one is trying to undermine anyone.
He should have been sworn in already. This is just another confirmation that the Obama administration and the dems are playing their usual crooked games.
Yeah yeah yea....so did Al Frankin...but your colleagues dragged their feet for 8 months. What's good for the goose, Mr. Brown....
Where is he in a hurry to? Another "NO" and obstructionist GOP. Please somebody tell him to relax and as always he is not going to change the Senate chamber overnight unless he is really progressive.
It is rather amusing that the GOP because of the Scott Brown win thinks they are going to win all elections coming up! They must be living in a political fantasy land!
The democrats in mass have taken long enough, considering how quickly they certified Kennedy, and considering the illegal nature of the interim appointment. Corruption is so obvious in the democrat party that I am amazed so many can't see it.
I guess he can't wait to vote against whatever President Obama supports!
Wow... someone thinks they're special
already being negative.....Ha! the republican theme.....na-bombs of negativity
That's like a republican ,always flip flopping.
How about a little clarification here...
Is there evidence the state is delaying the certification
Is he just generating headlines for himself?
Where are the CNN investigative reporters? This should be a prove-able fact, instead of leaving the readers to guess.
He's anxious to get started playing the partisan game.
How about we take as long to confirm Mr. Brown as long as they took to confirm Sen. Franken.
February 11th was the date that Brown had requested to be sworn in. That date was accepted and agreed upon by all. I can't help but notice that CNN's report glossed over this fact as if the Democrats were trying to delay Brown's confirmation like the republican style delay game in Minnesota. Stick to your original agreement Brown, and enjoy your 2 year stint while you can...
Sound like he's just itching to obstruct.
Good, that's exactly what he should be asking; if it had been a Dem who won they'd be asking the same thing!
Kerry's next – Outta here!!!
Easy there cowboy, easy – Just hold your water.
You'll get certified in a timely, due process fashion and still have plenty of time to vote "NO!" on everything and anything "Obama" along with the rest of your fellow rethuglicant obstructionists.
After all, now that you've been elected you can put party before people without feeling the least bit like the political grifter and opportunist you really are...
It's the peoples seat and the ONLY reason why this is being pushed up is the gutless, lying Democraps from my state were taking their time KNOWING that votes were coming down next week and Brown got wind of it.
Of course the Democraps said they wouldn't do that, but they are the party of Obambi, so lying is part of the pattern.
Ted "the swimmers seat", CHECK, Dodd out, CHECK, Reid, Deval Patrick, Feingold and company, YOUR NEXT.