Mass. Democrats Disgrace
Republicans and even some Democrats have attacked the proposal as overly partisan. Governors here had the power to fill Senate vacancies until 2004, when the Democratic majority in the legislature changed the law to require a special election. Democrats worried then that if Senator John Kerry were elected president, Gov. Mitt Romney, a Republican, would appoint a Republican.
Democrats passed this law 5 years ago
to prevent a republican from becoming a
senator. Now they want to change it to
allow a democrat to be senator. This is
partisan stupidity at the highest level.