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  •  Senate President comes after Lt. Gov. (5+ / 0-)

    Richard Codey served as governor for a bit over a year after Jim McGreevey resigned in 2004. The situation after Christie Todd Whitman resigned to head the EPA in 2001 was much more amusing.

    For about a year, Donald DiFrancesco, the Republican Senate President, served as governor. Then, the 2001 elections took place, and McGreevey was elected. However, New Jersey legislators take office several days before the Governor does. While the new Senate President was being sworn in, the Republican Attorney General, John Farmer, was next in line, and served as governor for a few hours. Then, the newly-elected Senate President took over... except after the 2001 elections, the Senate was evenly split, so Republican John Bennett and Democrat Codey were elected co-President, and served for three days each as Governor before McGreevey finally took office.

    •  I'm pretty sure (1+ / 0-)
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      HoosierD42

      that's why the LG position was created...to avoid another musical chairs mess like what happened post-Whitman and post-McGreevey.

      Proud progressive stuck in George J. "Mike" Kelly's PA-3 (where birth control is tantamount to Pearl Harbor).

      by JBraden on Fri Jan 31, 2014 at 07:24:35 PM PST

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