[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2010/images/02/04/art.brown.cap.gi.jpg caption="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.