Monday, December 03, 2012

Changing How the State Fills an Empty Senate Seat

Wicked Local reports that two prominent Democrats, Gov. Deval Patrick and Phil Johnston, former chairman of the Massachusetts Democratic Party, both said they are in favor of changing, for the third time in just nine years, the current law that dictates the procedure for filling the U.S. Senate seat of Sen. John Kerry should he become the next Secretary of State or Defense.
Visit our page on Massachusetts Law About Elections for more about the Governor's authority to appoint an interim Senator.