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.

This handout video frame grab image provided by C-SPAN2 shows Vice President Joe Biden, left, administering the Senate Oath to Hawaii's newest Sen. Brian Schatz, center, as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., second from right, and retiring Hawaii Sen. Daniel Akaka, right, watch, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, on the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Dec. 27, 2012, Schatz replaces Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii who died last week. Akaka is retiring and will be succeeded by Rep. Mazie Hirono who was elected in November. (AP Photo/C-SPAN2)

This handout video frame grab image provided by C-SPAN2 shows Vice President Joe Biden, left, administering the Senate Oath to Hawaii's newest Sen. Brian Schatz, center, as Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nev., second from right, and retiring Hawaii Sen. Daniel Akaka, right, watch, Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012, on the Senate floor on Capitol Hill in Washington, Dec. 27, 2012, Schatz replaces Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii who died last week. Akaka is retiring and will be succeeded by Rep. Mazie Hirono who was elected in November. (AP Photo/C-SPAN2)

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