September 10, 2010 On this day in 1968, Gov. Nelson Rockefeller of New York names a Republican, Congressman Charles Goodell, to replace the late Robert Kennedy, a Democrat, in the Senate. Kennedy was assassinated in June.
July 20, 2010 The West Virginia Legislature has passed a law allowing the state to hold a special Senate election this year to fill the seat of the late Robert Byrd. Gov. Joe Manchin (D), as expected, announced his candidacy today.
July 19, 2010 The West Virginia state Legislature failed to pass a bill calling for a special election to fill the late Robert Byrd's Senate seat this year. Gov. Joe Manchin (D) is now expected to call for one on his own.
July 18, 2010 Sen. John Cornyn, head of the Republican effort to recruit and fund GOP Senate candidates, says it may take two cycles — this year and 2012 — for his party to win a majority of seats.
July 8, 2010 West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin says he wants a special Senate election to take place this year, saying having an appointee in office for 2-1/2 years without input from the voters is too long.
July 6, 2010 On Tuesday, the late Sen. Robert Byrd will be buried. On Wednesday, West Virginia Gov. Joe Manchin begins the process of naming a successor.
July 1, 2010 As Senator Robert Byrd lies in repose in the Senate chamber, a question: what is the difference between "lying in repose" and "lying in state"?
June 29, 2010 The office of the late Sen. Robert Byrd has released a schedule of his memorial service in both the Senate and West Virginia, with a burial in Virginia on Tuesday, July 6.
June 28, 2010 It's official: The Senate race to succeed Robert Byrd in West Virginia won't occur until 2012, when his term was expiring. There will be no special election in 2010.
June 28, 2010 With Robert Byrd's death, Hawaii Democrat Daniel Inouye is now the longest serving senator of the majority party, also known as the Senate President Pro Tempore.
June 28, 2010 The Senate's longest serving member, Robert C. Byrd of West Virginia, is dead, at age 92. Gov. Joe Manchin, a fellow Democrat, will name his successor, but he says he will not select himself.
May 18, 2010 With Sen. Arlen Specter's (D-PA) fate on the line in Tuesday's primary, a look at those senators who switched parties in the past half-century — and how they fared the rest of their careers.
April 12, 2010 A brief history of senators giving up their seat — voluntarily or otherwise — only to come back and win again.
February 4, 2010 Scott Brown gets sworn in today as the Republicans' 41st senator.