Will, I also appreciate your being candid about the tough decision. But this vote by the Massachusetts House is just the height of hypocrisy. After voting to deny Gov Romney the ability to appoint a Senator back in 2004, and then changing the law back to serve themselves is embarrassing…these people must have no shame. […]
Thanks Will, and also for your thoughtful analysis and open communication.
A tough choice, but I think you made the right decision. For me, the fact that the interim senator will not run in the special election is important. Am I right in understanding that that stipulation is only a requested pledge and not part of state law? If so, is it possible to make interim […]
As a citizen of Massachusetts I urge you to support giving our Governor the authority to appoint an interim US Senator to fill Senator Kennedy’s seat. If my daughter needs health care services I don’t want to have to tell her that she doesn’t have it because the Massachusetts legislature voted against giving it’s citizens’ equal representation with every […]
Please approve the proposal allowing the governor to appoint a temporary U.S. Senator pending the special election in January. That vote could mean the difference between a health care plan and no health care plan.
This afternoon, the House of Representatives voted by 97 to 58 to authorize the Governor to appoint a senator pending the outcome of the special election in January. After a lot of soul searching, I had committed to vote in the majority and did so.