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Re: [political-graveyard] My Comments Of Sen. Kennedy's Death

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  • Gene Phillips
    There was a difference in the reading of the law by the Republican governor of MS Haley Barber and the Democrat legislature when Trent Lott resigned. But the
    Message 1 of 3 , Sep 5, 2009
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      There was a difference in the reading of the law by the Republican governor of MS Haley Barber and the Democrat legislature when Trent Lott resigned. But the governor prevailed and Roger Wicker was appointed. He won the seat in the next regular statewide election.

      Gene

      At 10:21 AM 9/5/2009, Scott Bill Hirst wrote:

      >Hi!
      > I did not mention I learned of the death when a newspaper reporter called me, Vickie Goff of The Westerly Sun. I had never met the Senator but certainly his son Patrick. He is not from my district. The interesting thing is will another Kennedy try to fill the seat?
      > The irony is this: The political move to block then Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney to fill a vacancy if John Kerry was elected President only a few years later backfires on the Democrats who changed the law from a gubernatorial appointment to fill the vacancy. Political maneuvering in the resignation of President Kennedy's from his U.S. Senate seat with the interim appointment of Benjamin Smith, II, as Ted Kennedy did not become 30 until 1962, the year he was elected to fill his brother's vacancy.
      > Do any of you know how many vacancies are filled by gubernatorial appointment or an election must be held?
      >Regards,
      >Scott
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      >Scott Bill Hirst
      >20 Maple Court
      >Ashaway,RI 02804-1300 USA
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      >--- On Sat, 9/5/09, Scott Bill Hirst <scottbillhirst@...> wrote:
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      >From: Scott Bill Hirst <scottbillhirst@...>
      >Subject: [political-graveyard] My Comments Of Sen. Kennedy's Death
      >To: political-graveyard@yahoogroups.com
      >Date: Saturday, September 5, 2009, 10:59 AM
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      >Hi!
      > I learned of the recent death of Senator Kennedy's death. Do a search at The Westerly Sun at www.thewesterlysun. com . You will likely have to do a archives search?
      >Regards,
      >Scott
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      >Scott Bill Hirst
      >20 Maple Court
      >Ashaway,RI 02804-1300 USA
      >(401)377-4643
      >Note:Telephone if you need quick reply.
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