When American journalists talk about a senator, they reference them as "D-State.Abbr.", e.g.
Sen. X, D-Ore.
Which means X is senator of Oregon (am I right?). I want to know what does the "D" stand for?
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D - stands for Democrat/member of the Democratic Party
R - stands for Republican/member of the Republican Party
D means Democrat, or a member of the Democratic Party.
R means Republican, or a member of the Republican Party.
We say Democrat members of Congress and Republican members of Congress.
If the person is a Senator, so: Senator Widen, D-Ore, means; Senator Widen, a Democrat from the state of Oregon.
Reference: just know.
But for those who need references: Democratic Party