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North Carolina U.S. House Seat Will be Empty for Ten Months

On January 5, Congressman Mel Watt of North Carolina resigned from the U.S. House. On January 6, North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory said the special election to fill his seat will be held on November 4, 2014. See this story. The Governor said it would be too expensive to hold a special election earlier.

McCrory is a Republican. The seat is considered a safe Democratic seat, and Watt is a Democrat. UPDATE: see this analysis of the state’s decision to postpone the election until November 2014.

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  1. Nick Kruse

    ===will be held on November 4, 2013===

    Do you mean 2014? I think that’s a typo.

  2. Thank you. I fixed it and I appreciate your help.

  3. Demo Rep

    Candidate/Incumbent rank order lists of replacements in legislative bodies.

    This AIN’T the slow moving times of 1787.

    EVERY legislative body must be full 24/7.

  4. Jim Riley

    Congress could require special elections to fill vacancies be held within a reasonable period (two months?) from the time of the vacancy.

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