ďGenerally speaking, my political career was built on goodwill and accommodation,Ē Al says. And so, when Alís good will and accommodation bring him to vote to confirm Clarence Thomas for a seat on the Supreme Court, his luck runs out and his party chooses Carol Moseley Braun to run for Alís seat. Al goes home to southern Illinois.
And thatís what happened to Al.
Randolph Walerius is an analyst for the CQ Roll Call Washington Securities Briefing.
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., takes a selfie with his cut-out head during the Hoops for Youth 16th annual charity basketball game held at George Washington University's Smith Center, September 8, 2014. The members of Congress team beat the lobbyist team 46-40. Buy photo here.