BOSTON (AP) - Massachusetts Republican Scott Brown is visiting Washington today for a round of courtesy calls on his new colleagues.
The man who upset Democrats and claimed the seat held for nearly a half-century by Sen. Edward Kennedy is meeting first with Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee.
Then he is looking in on Sens. John Kerry and Paul Kirk. Kirk has been holding Kennedy's seat on an interim basis since shortly after Kennedy's death from brain cancer in August.
The Senate Republican leader, Mitch McConnell, is meeting with Brown before he has lunch with a broader group of colleagues.
The timing of Brown's swearing-in remains up in the air.