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Crist On US Senate Elections

October 13th, 2009 by Mike Vasilinda

Two bills have been filed. One by a Democrat the other by a Republican, to require vacancies in the US Senate to be filled by election. George LeMieux was appointed to the seat vacated by retiring Mel Martinez in August. Governor Charlie Crist indicated he would sign the legislation if it reaches his desk.

I prefer Democracy,” Crist said. “You know, I was happy to carry out my duty, but I think its always preferable to have the people win.

Until 1917, US Senators were selected by state legislatures.

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