An Update on Ted Kennedy’s Vacant Senate Seat

27 Aug

As I wrote a short while ago, the absence of Sen. Kennedy from Congress has already been taking a toll on the health reform debate, and the vacancy left by his death could seriously alter some of the politics around the legislation.

Kennedy wrote to the Governor and State Legislative Leadership asking them to revise regulations that would allow the Governor to appoint a temporary successor to Kennedy before a special election is held. News from the Boston Herald indicates that such an effort may be moving forward quickly. I think it’s only fair–especially given Sen. Kennedy’s dedication to the health care issue–that his constituents be represented in the Senate during this very active time in politics. What do you think?

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Posted by on August 27, 2009 in Uncategorized


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