(CNN) – The special election to fill Massachusetts' vacant Senate seat will be held on either January 19 or January 26, the Massachusetts secretary of state confirms.
Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick will make the final decision on the exact date.
If a primary is needed that would be held either December 8 if the earlier general election date is chosen or December 15 if the latter one is chosen.
Massachusetts law currently states the special election has to be held between 145 and 160 days after a seat is vacated. Galvin gave his proposal to the governor's office Thursday.
There goes healthcare.......... sigh.
Those of us trapped in red states need a Massachusetts senator's vote for health care. Please change the law and make a temporary appointment. It's too important.
WOW ......Republicans want to "follow the law" ? Who says America can't change?
Follow the rule of law, do not change it for EITHER party!!!!!
It is a disservice to all to not report the facts, CNN. This law was changed a mere 5 years ago to prevent a republican gov. from appointing a republican senator. Now that they want to change it back smacks of simple, petty politics. Sad when your bloggers are the ones disseminating that fact and not your so-called 'journalists"
Come on let's figth !!! the GOP can win the seat. People of Mass. you can stop the democrats congress plan to socialize your country, you can stop the dangerous experiment of Obama administration. By your vote, you can tell the bureaucrats of Washington that you can spend your money better than the goverment spend it...The "New Boston Tea Party" will start in January 2010.
And again liberals being dirt ball in 04', comes back to bite them. I love it if these guys were not so stupid it would be funny. There has to be breath of fresh air, in Mass. Now somebody can support the actual tax payors not the leeches.
it is a temp appointment people.....we just need to yes votes for health care....then we the people of MA can elect a senator in 145 days!!
wah wah wah Democrats didn't mean to make the law that would backfire on them, The law was made to do what exactly what they wanted years back but was intended to block a Republican Governor. Kennedy was behind the law change in the first palce. Boo hoo hoo :-(