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  •  They can also, you know, change the law again... (1+ / 0-)
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    They've done it twice now in MA (both the special election law in 2004 and then again in 2009 so that Paul Kirk could be named as interim Senator and provide a key vote to pass Obamacare), so they could do it again. And they have a good excuse, because with Kerry's seat up in 2014 anyway, they could just go, "Why spend all this money on a special election when the seat is just up again in less than two years anyway? Why not just appoint someone to fill out the rest of the term and just have the regular scheduled election?"

    •  That's not very likely. The Dems don't want (1+ / 0-)
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      a repeat of the uproar that happened the last time they changed the rules.  This alienated a lot of people and contributed, at least in part, to Brown's upset win.

      "Hope, not despair, is the fuel for action." - William Manchester

      by brae70 on Thu Nov 29, 2012 at 06:58:10 AM PST

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