By Judy Kurtz - 10/17/11 11:57 PM EDT
It was a big weekend for two Senate Democrats as Kay HaganKay Hagan10 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2016 Senate Republicans are feeling the 'Trump effect' Washington's lobby firms riding high MORE (N.C.) and Debbie StabenowDebbie StabenowOvernight Regulation: FDA raises concerns over GMO labeling bill FDA concerned with GMO labeling 'compromise' Overnight Finance: Senate sends Puerto Rico bill to Obama | Treasury, lawmakers to meet on tax rules | Obama hits Trump on NAFTA | Fed approves most banks' capital plans MORE (Mich.) both celebrated the weddings of their daughters.
North Carolina’s News & Record reports that Hagan’s daughter, Carrie, got married in a Saturday ceremony in Greensboro.
An insider reveals that before the big day, Senate Majority Leader Harry ReidHarry ReidOvernight Finance: Obama signs Puerto Rico bill | Trump steps up attacks on trade | Dodd-Frank backers cheer 'too big to fail' decision | New pressure to fill Ex-Im board Iowa poll: Clinton up 14 on Trump, Grassley in tight race with Dem Lynch meeting with Bill Clinton creates firestorm for email case MORE (D-Nev.) told the two lawmakers that his gift to them would be to hold off on any important votes over the weekend.
Reid is known to make threats of weekend work as a means to getting what he wants. Senators are not fond of working in Washington on Saturday and/or Sunday.
Asked about Reid’s wedding-gift vow (which sure beats a blender), a spokesman for the senator replied, “That doesn’t sound like something he would say.”
ITK is standing by her source on this item, but it’s worth mentioning that Reid rarely makes these kind of promises.
This past summer, he canceled a recess during the debt-limit discussions — even though Senate Finance Committee Chairman Max BaucusMax BaucusGlover Park Group now lobbying for Lyft Wyden unveils business tax proposal College endowments under scrutiny MORE (D-Mont.) had planned to go on his honeymoon that week.
Baucus postponed the honeymoon, telling The Washington Post, “My fiancee is a very understanding woman.” Baucus is married to his former aide, Melodee Hanes.