Kennedy's Death Raises Issues of Succession

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Wed, 26 Aug 2009 12:29:17 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Sarah Wheaton at The New York Times - in 2004, when John Kerry was running for president, democrats in the Massachusetts legislature changed their law, voting to deny then governor Mitt Romney, a republican, the authority to name a successor in the US Senate should Kerry win. Before then, the Massachusetts governor could appoint a temporary successor until an election could be held. That change is biting those same democrats now, when they want their democrat governor to appoint a democrat replacement for Ted Kennedy. How ironic!

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