Card Check: Secret Ballots? Of Course We Use Them, Senator

By May 1, 2009Labor Unions

From The Hill, “Reid: Specter’s seniority will depend on Dem ‘pals’“:

One senior lawmaker who spoke to The Hill on condition of anonymity said that Reid does not have the power to let Specter keep his seniority earned as a Republican.

“That can’t happen; seniority is decided by the caucus,” said the lawmaker, who said Specter’s place in the pecking order would be decided by secret ballot during the organizational meeting expected after the 2010 election.

Our emphasis.

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