With the President Barack Obama (D) in office, it should be as no surprise that other Democrats are making moves in order to gain a political office while Obama is still President.
The stances of these three men are all on highly contested platforms with varying degrees of support.
Lynch and Markey are looking to run for in a special Senate election while Chuck Hagel is being reconsidered for the U.S. Defense Secretary.
In a http://www.boston.com article featuring Lynch and Markey, the hot topic of Immigration comes to the fore front. Across the country, various ideas on how to deal with legal immigration and those all ready here illegally have been offered.
'Lynch was largely unknown to the diverse group of immigration supporters, but won them over with talk of his past support of the Dream Act, federal legislation that provided a path to citizenship for young immigrants that was ultimately voted down in Congress.'
Both men have expressed their support for President Obama in his efforts to provide a path to citizenship for those immigrants who should choose to make those efforts.
As for Chuck Hagel in his bid for U.S. Defense Secretary, the Republican Senator John McCain has come out in opposition to Hagel.
Senator McCain was quoted in a http://www.reuters.com article as saying on CNN's "State of the Union show:
'I do not believe that Chuck Hagel, who is a friend of mine, is qualified to be secretary of defense.'
Despite McCain's efforts and a now delayed vote in the Senate, if this vote should occur it is believed that Hagel will win confirmation as Democrats hold 55 seats in the 100-seat Senate.
The delay seems to be on a Republican call for information on attacks in Libya from the former Republican Hagel and the other Democrats.
As this next week unfolds, more information may or may not come to light in the Senate to halt the vote yet again.