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Election-driven news and views . . . by Jim Geraghty.

New York’s 29th Congressional District, Where Free Elections Are Optional



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Over on the home page, a look at the strange circumstances of New York’s 29th congressional district. Eric Massa resigned on March 8, yet New York governor David Paterson has not yet declared a vacancy, and no special election is yet scheduled. There’s some talk that there may not be a special election, which would leave the residents without any voice in the House of Representatives for more than 300 days, nearly a year.

What, is he too busy taking illegal gift tickets to Yankees games to schedule an election?

Too busy meeting with a criminal-defense attorney?


Tags: Barack Obama , Horserace , Joe Biden , Something Lighter


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