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Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Republican Senator Trent Lott Resigns

Last night Senator Trent Lott (Miss.) resigned and now the a battle will begin as to who will replace him. Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour is who will name the immediate successor to the Senate. Meanwhile, an argument is taking place between Democrats and Republicans as to when the election for the Senate position should take place.

Republicans are saying the state constitution calls for the election to occur in November 2008, the same date as the national election. While Democrats are saying the state constitution calls for a special election to be held within ninety days of the vacancy.

CQPolitics has a story on his resignation you can read by clicking here:

I also seem to recall reading about the timing of his resignation possibly being tied to changes that were to go into effect in regard to length of time (a longer period of time) a politician must wait before he is able to register as a Lobbyist. Perhaps this sped up the date of his resignation.

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