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Senator Gianelli was an elderly Democratic senator in the 106th and 107th Congresses. He was a grandfather.[1]

In 2000, despite calls from the White House, Gianelli wouldn't change from his position on the ethanol tax credit.[2]

In 2001, Gianelli assisted Howard Stackhouse by relieving him during the famous "Stackhouse filibuster."[3]


The name "Gianelli" would later be used by the more prolific character Bruno Gianelli. It is unknown if there was any relation between the two.

  1. "...after McNamara came Gianelli, grandfathers all." from The Stackhouse Filibuster
  2. "We talked to Huntington. We talked to Gianelli. We talked to Kelly, and Martinson, and Rathburn." from 20 Hours in L.A.
  3. "...and when Grissom was done, McNamara took over, and after McNamara came Gianelli..." from The Stackhouse Filibuster

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