By Judy Kurtz - 10/17/11 11:57 PM EDT
It was a big weekend for two Senate Democrats as Kay HaganKay HaganClinton's lead in NC elevates Senate race Democratic National Convention event calendar 10 Senate seats most likely to flip in 2016 MORE (N.C.) and Debbie StabenowDebbie StabenowKaine: Being picked for VP feels like being 'kidnapped' GOP tries to link Dem candidates to Obama on Iran 'ransom' Dem senators to GOP: Dump Trump 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 Reid10 most expensive House races McConnell: Senate won't take up TPP this year Politicians can’t afford to ignore Latinos 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.