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Special Election 2014/11/04 -- NC-12: Balance of Mel Watt's Term

Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:06 pm
by Joseph Robidoux III
The residents of the North Carolina 12th congressional district are going to be without representation in the US House of Representatives for a while; November 5 at the earliest.


[Former Congressman Mel] Watt was officially sworn in to lead the Federal Housing Financial Agency on Monday, and North Carolina Gov. Pat McCrory (R) announced soon after that rather than holding a costly separate election, the primary will occur during the statewide May 6 primary, with a July 15 runoff if necessary.





The election will take place on Nov. 4, though the winner of the Democratic primary will be the heavy favorite in the African American-majority district.


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Special Election 2014/11/04 -- NC-12: Balance of Mel Watt's Term

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 5:45 am
by Foggy
1. Doesn't the winner have to wait to take office till the following January (2015) like the rest of the House?2. No representation is better than allowing McCrory to appoint a replacement.

Special Election 2014/11/04 -- NC-12: Balance of Mel Watt's Term

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:31 am
by Joseph Robidoux III
On Nov 4 there will be 2 congressional races in the NC 12th district. The winner for the balance of Mel Watt's term in the 113th Congress will take his seat as soon as the results are certified. If someone else wins the race for the full term that winner has to wait until Jan 3 (when that term starts).





The residents of the NC 12th are getting screwed since the vacancy will occupy 10 months out of a 24 month term. If this were a Republican friendly district I'm confidant the Gov McCrappy McCrory would act the same. :sarcasm:

Special Election 2014/11/04 -- NC-12: Balance of Mel Watt's Term

Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 11:40 am
by Sterngard Friegen
McCrory can't appoint a representative, Foogie.