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Democrats break with tradition by passing over 89-year-old Dianne Feinstein to elect Patty Murray Senate president pro tempore

2 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Democratic Sens. Patty Murray of Washington and Dianne Feinstein of California. Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images and Kent Nishimura / Los Angeles Times via Getty Images
Democrats elected Patty Murray as Senate president pro tempore, making her 3rd in line to the presidency.
It's a break from decades of precedent. Senators usually pick the longest-serving member of their party.
That would've been Dianne Feinstein. But she declined the job, and questions remain about her abilities.
Senate Democrats on Thursday elected Sen. Patty Murray of Washington, their second-longest serving member, as...
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