Senate's Singing Quartet to Perform On 'Today' Show
Dec. 12, 1995
WASHINGTON (AP) _ Less than two months after their debut, a quartet of singing U.S. senators appears to have made the big time.
Republican Sens. John Ashcroft of Missouri, Trent Lott of Mississippi, Larry Craig of Idaho and James Jeffords of Vermont were booked to perform Wednesday on NBC's ``Today'' show.
The ``Vocal Majority'' group planned a rendition of the Oak Ridge Boys' hit ``Elvira'' for the segment airing between 7:30 a.m. and 8 a.m. EST, said Doreen Denny, Ashcroft's press secretary.
The senators got off to an auspicious start Oct. 19 at a Kennedy Center fund-raiser for the nonpartisan American Council of Young Political Leaders. Since then, they've performed at a couple of political events.
An NBC official who attended the October event helped put the ``Today'' gig together, Denny said.