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  •  NY StateSen: Gregory Meeks staffer vs Malcom Smith (4+ / 0-)
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    jj32, KingofSpades, BeloitDem, MichaelNY

    http://politicker.com/...

    I don't know much about NY politics, but I saw this and thought it was interesting. Any chance of this guy ousting Smith?

    Leftist Mormon in Utah, Born in Washington State, live in UT-04 (Matheson).

    by Gygaxian on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 09:54:35 AM PDT

    •  I believe Smith was just arrested (2+ / 0-)
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      jj32, lordpet8

      So how can the guy run for reelection?

      "Once, many, many years ago I thought I was wrong. Of course it turned out I had been right all along. But I was wrong to have thought I was wrong." -John Foster Dulles. My Political Compass Score: -4.00, -3.69, Proud member of DKE

      by ArkDem14 on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 11:04:12 AM PDT

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      •  He hasn't been convicted of anything (3+ / 0-)
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        Gygaxian, ArkDem14, MichaelNY

        Being arrested and charged doesn't prohibit one from running for office. Being convicted of a felony would mean he automatically loses his seat, but being charged has no impact on his legal right to run or serve.

        Now the voters of his district might have something else to say about it....

        My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world - Jack Layton

        by terjeanderson on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 12:56:11 PM PDT

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