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Hawaii's new senator Shatz casts his first vote
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid called for reinforcements and Hawaii's governor responded, dispatching Lt. Gov. Brian Schatz to Washington to take over the state's empty Senate seat.
Brian Emanuel Schatz (D-Hawaii) smiles with his daughter Mia, 4, after re-enacting his swearing in ceremony with Vice President Joe Biden inside the old Senate Chamber at the U.S. Capitol Building, Washington, D.C., Thursday, December 27, 2012. Schatz, who was the Lt. Gov. for Hawaii was selected by Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie to the U.S. Senate seat left vacant by the late Daniel K. Inouye. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)