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  •  I mean 2008 (2+ / 0-)
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    Rupert, Pithy Cherub

    Strength and wisdom are not opposing values

    by CTMET on Wed Nov 08, 2006 at 05:11:25 PM PST

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    •  More details, I guess this isn't welcoming huh (1+ / 0-)
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      http://en.wikipedia.org/...

      The Seventeenth Amendment provides that vacancies in the Senate, however they arise, may be filled by special elections. A special election for a Senate seat need not be held immediately after the vacancy arises; instead, it is typically conducted at the same time as the next biennial congressional election. If a special election for one seat happens to coincide with a general election for the state's other seat, then the two elections are not combined, but are instead contested separately. A senator elected in a special election serves until the original six-year term expires, and not for a full term of his own. Furthermore, the Seventeenth Amendment provides that any state legislature may empower the Governor to temporarily fill vacancies. The interim appointee remains in office until the special election can be held. All states, with the sole exception of Arizona, have passed laws authorizing the Governor to make temporary appointments.[1]

      Strength and wisdom are not opposing values

      by CTMET on Wed Nov 08, 2006 at 05:13:25 PM PST

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