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Phil Marx

Mitch,

I agree with Daniels that holding a special election so close to the general election seems like a waste of money. But not having a representative is no good either.

What would it take to change the law to allow a short-term appointment. I believe this could be handled at the state (rather than federal) level. To be fair, I would think that a caucus within the former Rep's party would be preferrable to a gubernatorial appointment.

What are your thoughts on this?

Roger McNeill

Mitch:

Good point, but I'm not sure it would have changed the outcome. Pelosi would have just had to drum up one more Democrat to fall on his/her sword.

No matter what the outcome of the upcoming elections, the upcoming lame duck session scares me to death.

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