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Expect Three to Five Special
Elections in the Coming Months

National Review Online, by Jim Geraghty

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Posted By:Pluperfect, 12/20/2012 5:24:45 AM

I periodically joke that there is no off-season in the world of political campaigns. We are likely to see at least four, and perhaps more, special elections in the coming months: Illinois 2nd Congressional District, where Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. resigned. A primary will be held February 26 (at this point, no Republicans are running, but eight Democrats have filed papers) and the special general election will be held April 9. Missouri 8th Congressional District, where Rep. Jo Ann Emerson announced she would resign in February. The date for this special election

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: uno, 12/20/2012 6:50:09 AM     (No. 9075677)

Free! Free! At no cost to you!
But wait, there´s more!
We´ll throw in another one just for you!
Operators are standing by.

You never hear about how much these special elections really cost, but hey, it´s somebody else´s money right? And they will no doubt find a way to slip other things in there like another school levy that they won´t say anything about except to the ones they want to go vote for it.
Yet more ways to burn the over-taxed payer´s money that we don´t have...

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Reply 2 - Posted by: nonsense, 12/20/2012 8:54:23 AM     (No. 9075881)

What has happened to Senator Mark Kirk from Illinois? He is rather young to have had a stroke. Not unheard of, yet unusual for such a young man to be felled by such a serious health crises...although he is from the land of corruption. Still, makes one wonder.

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