(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.
Who does he think he is?
The lunatic right can't wait for him to start so the country can be stuck in the past and fall behind the rest of the world.
obama and the demon -crats will sneak thru everything they can before swearing in Brown. This whole country should be in a rush to get rid of obama and the communistic demon-crats while we still have a country.
Scott Brown is full of horse manure, this guy is pro-choice and he voted for healthcare reform in his home state which now covers an additional 440,000 people. All of a sudden he wants to stop President Obama’s healthcare reform, which is using Massachusetts as a model. Scott Brown is a hypocrite….I say seat Brown now, the sooner we seat him the sooner the president can shut him up…..
For the record, when Scott Brown won his election he thank the Independents, not T-partiers, not conservatives, not even Republicans….so who is Scott Brown?
Ah, showing colors as demanding and spoiled already?
He should stick to whatever schedule of certification and swearing in was determined prior to the election – before anyone knew which candidate would win. He deserves no special treatment just because he had an upset victory.
Sadly, the Democrats in Massachusetts are on pretty thin ice for any attempt to insist that he stick to the previously-determined rules, since they changed the rules on a moment's notice in order to seat the current interrim holder of the seat...
No one has tried to delay his being seated. No one has tried to rush to push through important legislation before he is seated – in fact, Obama very prominently and explicitly stated that there would be no attempt to push through health care before Brown was sworn in. Suggesting otherwise is dishonest. Maybe he just is afraid that the Massachusetts Democrats will go off the deep end like the Minnesota Republicans did in an attempt to warp things.
Makes ya wonder just what kind of people live in Massachuesetts......?
Certify this guy in the normal manner. What's the rush – so he can join the rest of the Republicans in voting no on anything put in front of them by anyone NOT republican? So shallow. So transparent. So tawdry. So....so......so.......REPUBLICAN
Demanding that the will of the voters be enforced?....ballsy
The Dems already used the illegal Senator from MA's vote to raise the debt ceiling! Why is John Kirk allowed to vote at all?
Republican Brown will jump in and stoke a few egos and be done....literally!
Just what we need! One more obstructionis to join the Party of No- thing!
Mass. deserves to be labeled the dumbest state.
Brown will do what every Republican does......nothing! Congrats. Mass. you deserve what you vote for. i hope you sink.
Just think ,If the country would have delayed GW Bushes swearing in for eight years how life would be today ,without people out of jobs,mortgages safe,and retirements monies for those needing same.In eight years of Bush and Republican control brought this great country to near disaster and now you want it fixed all in one year.Shame on you Republicans for ruining people's lives.
Mr. Brown, don't rely too much on your Cosmo credentials and your ego. I see a smackdown in your political future. Boehner and McConnell are going to get real tired of your playboy-to-the-press attitude real quick-like.
Yep – he's a republican 'I WANT WHAT I WANT WHEN I WANT IT ".
I want Brown seated NOW! So I can have some more laughs. This is SP without clothes. I love to see the people who pose for nude photos talk policy. I want the world to know Brown's "family values" and see him discuss taking his clothes off and his wife's video. I want to see him offer his daughters again. Please seat him. I need some laughs.
Pretty soon we won't be able to say anything at all because someone will be offended. We will become a nation of mutes - oops! Can I still use that word?
I am glad that Brown is the party of No;
1.) No forced healthcare.
2.) No to fines if you don't want healthcare.
2.) No forcing of illegal immigrants to become citizens.
3.) No to unnecessary tax increases.
4.) No to the treatment of terrorists the same as citizens.
I am glad to be with the party of NO
Democraps are obstuctionist and obama is a liar...the two go together.
Washington is divided by partisan politics including a racial politic. President Obama agenda cannot clear republican congress just because the president defeated John McCain that is why McCain as a pay back oppose everything the president propose. They do not want barack to succeed. It is like the 60's all over again. Some people do not the president and his agendas just because the president is African American and this factor will cause the president to serve only on term. It is not because he is doing bad, Washington racism and partisan is the fact. We already starting to see that example Massachussetts senate eletion.
Good for Brown. Get him certified.
Sounds like IF he is ever elected president, he will demand inauguration before thanksgiving the same year. EGO?
It really is funny to see how stupid some of you are. Your blinders just keep getting bigger and bigger. How quickly you forget that MA Democrats didn't follow the very law that Ted Kennedy put in place. There should never have been a replacement Senator appointed, it should have happened with this election. Talk about the pot calling the kettle black!
Why shouldn't he be; he has been elected by the people. I bet if he had been a democrat it would have already been done.
Look I'm not pro-repub or anything but the guy won get him in, it's only fair.