Christa - posted on 08/26/2009 ( 14 moms have responded )
So with Ted Kennedy’s passing I've noticed some interesting facts about MA legislation in recent years. Prior to 2004 the governor would choose the successor of a vacated senate before the end of the term. However they were so afraid the Mitt Romney would appoint a republican IF Kerry was elected president that they changed the law to require a special election 145-160 days after the seat was vacated. Well before he died, Ted Kennedy requested that the law be changed again to allow the Governor to appoint a temporary person to fill the seat for the 5 months until the special election. Because if that seat remains empty for the next 5 months that would throw a wrench in their filibuster proof majority. The current MA governor said he is for the law change and would sign it. Does anyone else see a problem with this???
Here are some articles to back up what I'm saying.