Despite his pleadings for Massachusetts to change the law AGAIN to benefit Democrats, the state will hold a special election to fill Ted Kennedy’s now-vacant Senate seat. Massachusetts law requires the election no sooner than 145 days and no later than 160 days after a vacancy occurs, and forbids an interim appointee.
Prior to 2004, when Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., became the party’s presidential nominee, the governor would have appointed a replacement to serve until the next general election. Republican Mitt Romney was the state’s governor when the legislature changed the law. This would allow the gov to pick a Democrat to fill Kerry’s seat…if he won the presidency.
Last week, however, Kennedy asked state lawmakers to change the law BACK– to give Massachusetts’ current governor and Obama supporter,Deval Patrick the ability to appoint an interim replacement to Kennedy’s seat. Will the Massachusetts legislature change the law for the Democrats again? A filibuster-proof Senate is on the line.
Kennedy isn’t even cold yet, and the left has a new rallying cry: “Pass The Bill For Teddy.” This message will be reiterated ad-nauseum until there is a vote on Obamacare.
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