Mon Dec 10, 2012, 03:43 PM
struggle4progress (90,461 posts)
Haley won't appoint a 'placeholder' to fill Senate seat
By NBC's Mark Murray
... "I believe South Carolina will be best served by a U.S. senator who will work hard day in and day out, and put him or herself before the voters at the soonest possible time," Haley said in a statement. "Accordingly, I reject the option of a 'placeholder.'"
Given that the appointment is set to fill the seat until 2014 -- when a special election takes place -- the governor had the option of selecting someone who would hold the seat through '14, but wouldn't run for the position in the special election ...
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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:19 PM
Springslips (533 posts)
6. It about picking the right side.
Since the GOP is in civil war, she doesn't want to pick a member of one faction only to have the other win out--then she would suffer blowback.