Corzine Screws New Jersey District

Steven Taylor comments on the incredibly bizarre decision of New Jersey Governor John Corzine, who elevated a Democratic congressman to fill his old seat in the U.S. Senate and leave that seat unfilled the remainder of the year: “If Corzine felt that a special election for the seat was too expensive, he should have picked someone else to fill the Senate vacancy created by his move to the governorship.”

Or served out his term in the Senate, for that matter.

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