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In 1953, when Johnson became the Senate’s Democratic floor leader, he promoted Baker to the post of secretary to the majority. The two collaborated so intimately that Baker became known as “Little Lyndon” and operated as Johnson’s eyes and ears. After Johnson’s 1955 heart attack—which involved prolonged absences for recuperation—Baker’s counsel became all the more important. As the years went by, he became the Senate’s leading expert at counting votes. He explained the importance of getting to know members in relaxed, after-hours settings. (via Sex in the Senate - Todd S. Purdum - POLITICO Magazine)

In 1953, when Johnson became the Senate’s Democratic floor leader, he promoted Baker to the post of secretary to the majority. The two collaborated so intimately that Baker became known as “Little Lyndon” and operated as Johnson’s eyes and ears. After Johnson’s 1955 heart attack—which involved prolonged absences for recuperation—Baker’s counsel became all the more important. As the years went by, he became the Senate’s leading expert at counting votes. He explained the importance of getting to know members in relaxed, after-hours settings. (via Sex in the Senate - Todd S. Purdum - POLITICO Magazine)

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