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  •  And she would NOT need to resign Senate seat. (12+ / 0-)

    I think.

    JFK, former holder of this same Senate seat, resigned it 12/22/60--i.e., about 6 weeks after election day--to become President. So he did not have to resign from the Senate to run for Prez.

    I am pretty sure this question is governed by state law. And I am making the rather large assumption Massachusetts law on this point has not changed since 1960.

    Warren was elected to the Senate in 2012, so her Senate term runs through 2018.

    "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

    by HeyMikey on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 02:37:07 PM PST

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    •  Yes. Anyone can run for president even a Senator (12+ / 0-)

      or like Eugene Debs someone in a federal prison. The U.S. Constitution governs who can run for president, and state laws govern the rest.

      In JFK's case ---just like Barack Obama---his Senate term didn't expire the year he was runnng for president. However, this was not true for his running mate---Lyndon Johnson. His Senate term expired at the end of 1960, and just in case he and JFK lost the presidential race, LBJ wanted to make sure he stayed a Senator. So he pulled some strings---strings he very much controlled---and had the state law in Texas changed so that he could run for reelection to the Senate at the same time he was running for vice president.

       

      Resist much, obey little. ~~Edward Abbey, via Walt Whitman

      by willyr on Wed Jan 22, 2014 at 03:09:07 PM PST

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    •  you can even run for more then one office (2+ / 0-)
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      elwior, HeyMikey

      Lieberman was running for VP in 2000, same time he
      was running for Senate.

      •  I think that depends on state law. (1+ / 0-)
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        SilentBrook

        See willyr's comment on LBJ.

        "The true strength of our nation comes not from the might of our arms or the scale of our wealth, but from the enduring power of our ideals." - Barack Obama

        by HeyMikey on Thu Jan 23, 2014 at 09:12:09 AM PST

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