The second-youngest senator, Sen. George LeMieux, R-Fla., had a daughter on March 25. Like Goodwin, LeMieux is a temporary appointee who was appointed by the governor of Florida to sit in the seat by Mel Martinez, who resigned.
LeMieux's daughter, Madeleine Meike LeMieux, was born 7 pounds 2 ounces, according to an Internet message the senator posted on Twitter just after the child was born. ("Meike" is the baby's mother's first name.)
Anna Vail's weight was not immediately available.
Rocky Goodwin is the state director for Sen. Jay Rockefeller, D-W.Va. She was expected to take a maternity leave.
Gov. Joe Manchin last month selected Carte Goodwin to temporarily fill the senate seat left empty by the June 28 death of Robert Byrd. Goodwin will leave the seat when the state has certified the results of a Nov. 2 election, which should be by Thanksgiving.
In his first days in Washington, Goodwin had been staying in hotels. He was, however, looking to find a place to temporarily move into this month.
The senator himself comes from a family of lawyers and Democrats. The extended Goodwin family since risen to become one of the most prominent families in West Virginia.
Contact writer Ry Rivard at ry.riv...@dailymail.com or 304-348-1796.