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  •  Then hold the special so it coincides with (0+ / 0-)

    the midterm general election.

    Age 23. Voting in NJ-03. Lived most of life in NJ-01. Had Rush Holt represent me during my undergrad years and am now represented by Frank Pallone in my grad school.

    by KingofSpades on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 09:57:27 AM PST

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    •  You can't (2+ / 0-)
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      It has to be within 145-160 days of the vacancy. There's no midterm general until November 2014.

      If Hillary would like to stay on until May of 2014 we could do it.

      Republicans...think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. Harry S. Truman

      by fenway49 on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 10:02:49 AM PST

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      •  Change the law again. (0+ / 0-)

        Age 23. Voting in NJ-03. Lived most of life in NJ-01. Had Rush Holt represent me during my undergrad years and am now represented by Frank Pallone in my grad school.

        by KingofSpades on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 10:09:35 AM PST

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        •  About as transparent a ploy as ever was (0+ / 0-)

          People here never would go for it.

          Republicans...think the American standard of living is a fine thing--so long as it doesn't spread to all the people. And they admire the Government of the United States so much that they would like to buy it. Harry S. Truman

          by fenway49 on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 12:25:24 PM PST

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          •  I agree. I think the special election law needs (1+ / 0-)
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            to be changed - but AFTER the Kerry SE.  They should look to Hawaii's.  Appointment made by Governor, but from a list given to them by the State Party of the Senator being replaced.  

            So if there is a Repub Senator and a Dem Gov, the Mass GOP would give the Gov a list of 3-5 candidates he'd choose from.  Same for the vice versa.  I think this is the fairest way, and most cost effective.  

            But no way would I support making the change now before the Kerry SE.  That's no different than GOP in Michigan or Ohio or Pa changing electoral college from winner take all to proportional just because they can and it helps them politically.  

            The NRA is the Gun Manufacturer Lobby. Nothing more. Their pontification about the second amendment is nothing more than their ad jingle. They're the domestic version of the Military Industrial Complex.

            by Jacoby Jonze on Fri Dec 21, 2012 at 12:48:08 PM PST

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