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Mon Dec 10, 2012, 03:43 PM

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 ...

http://firstread.nbcnews.com/_news/2012/12/10/15823530-haley-wont-appoint-a-placeholder-to-fill-senate-seat?chromedomain=nbcpolitics&lite

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Reply Haley won't appoint a 'placeholder' to fill Senate seat (Original post)
struggle4progress Dec 2012 OP
Arkana Dec 2012 #1
Cha Dec 2012 #2
Historic NY Dec 2012 #3
PoliticalBiker Dec 2012 #4
struggle4progress Dec 2012 #5
Springslips Dec 2012 #6

Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:04 PM

1. "...and that is why I have chosen my Mr. Potato Head doll."

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:38 PM

2. "..Work hard".. Koch party talk for There Will Be

another slave to Plutocracy coming from SC.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:46 PM

3. Stephen Colbert wants the job & he is leading in polling...

we know he works hard.

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 04:56 PM

4. One less republican

to get in the way of progress until then

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Response to PoliticalBiker (Reply #4)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:16 PM

5. I think she's only saying she hopes to appoint someone who will run in 2014

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Response to struggle4progress (Original post)

Mon Dec 10, 2012, 05:19 PM

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.

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