Senator Robert C. Byrd, the longest serving US senator, died today at 3 this morning.
Though I won't say he was the best senator, I will say he wasn't bad either. As far as senators go, he was a better one out of the bunch.
I'm anxious to see who we get next. Byrd had 2 and a half years left in his seat.. Meaning whoever the governor of this state appoints, we're stuck with for those remaining years.
Local news article: http://www.wsaz.com/news/headlines/97290559.html
Update: Our Governor decided that it wasn't appropriate to appoint someone to the position, so he is holding a special election session.