Washington (CNN) – Newly sworn-in Sen. Carte Goodwin, D-West Virginia, cast his first vote on Tuesday to end a Republican filibuster of a bill extending unemployment benefits, but the 36 year-old has another pressing issue.
"First and foremost, I need to find a place to live," Goodwin quipped to CNN.
Turning serious, Goodwin added, "My priority every day will be to get up and work as hard as I can to protect West Virginia families."
And what is the meaning behind the name Carte - a stylish name that conjures up the people of history that his predecessor Robert Byrd was so fond of quoting? Goodwin told reporters it's his mother's maiden name.