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  •  Texas allowed being on the ballot in 2 places (3+ / 0-)
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    Justus, Ahianne, Vatexia

    back in the 1960's.  Lyndon Johnson ran for VEEP with Jack Kennedy, and to retain his seat in the Senate.  He won both, and we had to have a special election to get a new senator.  If I remember right, the filing fee was very low -- $20 or $100 -- and almost 100 people entered the race.  One died before the election, but his name was still on the ballot.
    Out of that zoo of an election, John Tower ended up as senator.

    I don't know if the election laws in Texas have changed since then, but I'm pretty sure it's still up to each state whether you can run for two offices at once.

    We're all pretty strange one way or another; some of us just hide it better. "Normal" is a dryer setting.

    by david78209 on Sat Mar 02, 2013 at 09:02:34 AM PST

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