February 4th, 2010
11:25 AM ET
4 years ago

Brown to take Kennedy's office

Sen.-elect Scott Brown will be sworn in Thursday in Washington.
Sen.-elect Scott Brown will be sworn in Thursday in Washington.

Washington (CNN) – After Scott Brown gets sworn in Thursday afternoon, he won't just be taking Ted Kennedy's Senate seat, he will also be taking over his plush office space in the Senate Russell building.

Several Senate sources tell CNN that the Senate Rules Committee, which assigns office space, decided to give Brown Kennedy's old digs as a matter of convenience.

An aide to Senate Rules Chairman Chuck Schumer says because Brown is coming in "midstream" it would be too hard to start moving Senators around.

Senator Paul Kirk, D-Massachusetts, also moved into Kennedy's office for the same reason.

Brown aides and other Senate sources say Brown will have temporary offices for a few days to allow Kirk and his staff to move out.

Because of his seniority, Kennedy had one of the most coveted office suites in the Senate complex. It is located in the Russell building, down the hall from the Rotunda, and has balconies that overlook the Capitol.


Filed under: Scott Brown • Ted Kennedy
soundoff (21 Responses)
  1. GI Joe

    OOOOOOOOH CNN – what a big deal !! That must mean he's also getting half of Kennedy's estate and all the experience in Congress - NOT

    February 4, 2010 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  2. d

    Not to worry he'll only need it until 2012 when a Dem retakes the seat.

    February 4, 2010 12:12 pm at 12:12 pm |
  3. Four and The Door

    Senator Brown may have no seniority, but there are very few Senators in Congress who essentially represents so many people in all 50 states as much as he does.

    February 4, 2010 12:15 pm at 12:15 pm |
  4. mario

    Still painful

    February 4, 2010 12:16 pm at 12:16 pm |
  5. Dale

    WRONG

    Brown to take the "Peoples office"

    February 4, 2010 12:17 pm at 12:17 pm |
  6. Obama Victim

    Dems..and their extreme left wing agenda..are done. Guess that "hope and change" thing just didn't work out

    February 4, 2010 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  7. ryan

    Ted Kennedy will be rolling over in his grave. The Democrats blew that deal and the will blow the mid terms. Obama as good as he is and was going to bring change maybe right. Change will begin with him out as a one term President. Reid and Pelosi are just plain useless.

    February 4, 2010 12:19 pm at 12:19 pm |
  8. SocialismBad

    Brown is worthy of this fine office!! He's gone a long way to saving the country from Redi, Pelosi and Obama! If there is a better office, he should get it after the November election and the removal of the Democrats from power.

    February 4, 2010 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  9. Angus McDugan

    That is... THE PEOPLE'S OFFICE!!!!!!!

    February 4, 2010 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  10. Willy Brown

    Get it fumigated to get rid of all the liberal koodies

    February 4, 2010 12:40 pm at 12:40 pm |
  11. Objective Thinking

    Keep calling it "Kennedy's seat" and "Kennedy's office." Keep showing us that you don't know it's the people's seat, and the people's office.

    February 4, 2010 12:41 pm at 12:41 pm |
  12. all the news that's fit to omit

    Kerry in the shadows of Ted "the swimmer" for years and now in the shadow of the junior Senator, LOVE IT.

    Behind the scenes he is whining and crying that he can't have Teddies office, don't worry Jawn, soon enough, you can have Reid's, Dodd's or any other "leading" Democrap that is one the "list".

    Why the LONG face Jawn. oops, my bad...........

    Liveshot, YOUR time is coming buddy.

    February 4, 2010 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  13. Emmanuel Goldstein

    Boy, is that going to fry some onions in the People's Republic of
    Cambridge (hee, hee).

    February 4, 2010 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  14. Mike

    It is the people's office and seat, not Ted's, not the Kennedy's.

    February 4, 2010 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  15. Annie, Atlanta

    That's some might big shoes to fill. I hope he does well by the good people of Massachusetts.

    February 4, 2010 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  16. A. Goodwin

    May God help us all....Thanks Massachusetts!! NOT.

    February 4, 2010 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  17. D.U.T.C.H.

    He won't be in that office for long. He'll face a real democratic candidate in 2012 who will beat him in a landslide victory.

    February 4, 2010 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  18. Republicans is smart in the head area

    Makes sense. He'll only be there for 2 years before he's sent back to political oblivion.

    February 4, 2010 12:54 pm at 12:54 pm |
  19. Reagan raised taxes and tripled the debt.

    Scott wants to hurry up and fill his money bags.

    February 4, 2010 12:56 pm at 12:56 pm |
  20. Mike in MN

    Things are changing, for the better. After a year of unfettered liberal progressive rule voters have seen enough. Conservatives look like the better choice when voters get a chance to see a clear contrast to progressives. Nation has always been center right. Conservatives are going to be returned to power and activated and motivated voters will not let them go astray as they did under Bush.

    February 4, 2010 12:57 pm at 12:57 pm |
  21. Thankful for our Military

    Get us going in the right direction Scott!

    February 4, 2010 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |