Democrats Retain Senate


As expected, the Democrats are projected to retain control of the Senate, which keeps John Kerry (D-Mass.) atop the Senate Communications Subcommittee and Jay Rockefeller (D-W. Va.) in charge of the Senate Commerce Committee.

Rockefeller has pledged to continue to push for stronger protections for kids online privacy, and Kerry has pledged to introduced retransmission-consent reform legislation, though it would have a tough time getting passage in the Republican-controlled House.

Kerry has said he would hold a hearing on retrans reform the week of Nov. 17, but that was before Fox and Cablevision settled their dispute.