Senate Democrats to pull all-nighter on climate change

Senate Democrats to pull all-nighter on climate change

WASHINGTON, March 10 (UPI) -- A group of more than two dozen Senate Democrats plan to take, after final votes Monday night, an all-night "talkathon" on climate change.
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Paul, Cruz back Gillibrand military sex-assault revamp

Paul, Cruz back Gillibrand military sex-assault revamp

WASHINGTON, July 17 (UPI) -- Two Tea Party Senate firebrands joined Democrat Kirsten Gillibrand in pressing to end U.S. military commanders' power to decide which sex assaults to prosecute.
Bill to lower barriers to pregnant teens' education

Bill to lower barriers to pregnant teens' education

WASHINGTON, May 11 (UPI) -- A U.S. Senate bill would help states and local school districts support pregnant and parenting youth who face challenges staying in school, legislators say.
REI CEO Jewell nominated to lead interior

REI CEO Jewell nominated to lead interior

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Dems ponder Citizens United overturn

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Senators want more rules for super PACs

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Tenn. sludge disaster sparks larger coal power debate

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Udall wins Colorado Senate seat

DENVER, Nov. 5 (UPI) -- The closely watched U.S. Senate race in Colorado appeared to end Tuesday with Democrat Mark Udall beating out Republican Bob Schaffer, early results show.

New Mexico Senate seat goes to Dem Udall

ALBUQUERQUE, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Rep. Tom Udall, D-N.M., was declared the winner over Republican Steve Pearce Tuesday in the race for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Pete Domenici.

Democrats poised to gain Senate seats

WASHINGTON, July 31 (UPI) -- Several U.S. Senate seats held by Republicans could be lost to Democrats, while the Democrats could lose one, a poll indicates.

Some GOP nominees to skip convention

WASHINGTON, July 25 (UPI) -- Nine Republicans facing tough U.S. Senate races will pass up, or are considering passing up, the GOP convention, The National Journal reports.
Two Udall campaigns test Dems' West hopes

Two Udall campaigns test Dems' West hopes

WASHINGTON, July 7 (UPI) -- U.S. Senate campaigns by Democratic cousins Mark and Tom Udall could show whether the party is truly gaining ground in the U.S. West, analysts say.
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Thomas Stewart "Tom" Udall (born May 18, 1948) is the junior United States Senator from New Mexico and a member of the Democratic Party. He had represented New Mexico's 3rd congressional district as a member of the United States House of Representatives since 1999. Udall was elected as the junior United States senator from New Mexico on November 4, 2008, defeating Congressman Steve Pearce. He is expected to become the state's senior senator when Jeff Bingaman retires from the Senate in January 2013.

Tom Udall's family can be traced to territorial New Mexico, and he was born in Tucson, Arizona. He attended Prescott College, graduating with a pre-law degree in 1970. In 1975, he graduated from Cambridge University in England with a Bachelor of Law degree. That fall, he enrolled in the University of New Mexico School of Law and graduated with a Juris Doctor in 1977. After graduating, Udall was Law Clerk to Chief Judge Oliver Seth of the Tenth Circuit Court of Appeals. His legal career then included appointments as Assistant US Attorney in the criminal division and Chief Counsel to the Department of Health and Environment. A partnership followed in the Miller Law Firm.

He is the son of Stewart Udall, who was Secretary of the Interior from 1961 to 1969, nephew of Arizona Congressman Morris Udall, and first cousin of Colorado Senator Mark Udall, double second cousin of former Oregon Senator Gordon Smith, and second cousin of Utah Senator Mike Lee. He was baptized in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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