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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-24-04 11:49 AM
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Did John Kennedy resign his Senate seat BEFORE he was elected President?
I'm being told by a conservative friend of mine that when Senators ran for President in the past, they resigned their Senate seats. I remember that Bob Dole resigned his, but his term was up anyway.
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trotsky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-24-04 11:52 AM
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1. Bob Dole resigned in '96 but...
not in '76, when he ran as veep, OR in '88 when he ran in the primaries.
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bowens43 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-24-04 11:52 AM
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2. My response would be......
So? Who cares?

Kerry would be a fool to resign before the election.
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ProdigalJunkMail Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-24-04 11:57 AM
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5. the problem is that in a state like NC
where the senate seats are divided between a repub and a dem this causes a problem. I LOATHE the fact that Edwards has missed as many votes as he has...I know that the REALLY important ones he arranges for...but DAMN...he has missed more the 80% of the senate roll call votes since his campaign began. He was voted in to represent North Carolina and its needs...I am glad he campaigns...but something should be done...

theProdigal
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WI_DEM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-24-04 11:55 AM
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3. No
and neither did George McGovern in 1972 or Barry Goldwater in 1964.
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-24-04 11:59 AM
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6. Thanks
I had forgotten about that.
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CarolynEC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-24-04 11:55 AM
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4. Tell 'em that, traditionally, most presidents...
Edited on Fri Sep-24-04 11:58 AM by CarolynEC
.... have been ELECTED before running for RE-election.
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TN al Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-24-04 12:19 PM
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7. Your conservative friend is either...
...misinformed or attempting to misinform you. You know him so you decide, is he gullible or a liar?
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wicket Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-24-04 12:20 PM
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8. Definitely not a liar
So I'll go with gullible :D
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markdd Donating Member (304 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-24-04 12:21 PM
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9. LBJ moved up the Texas Primary in 1960
so he didn't have to risk his senate seat while he made a run for pres. and kept it until after he was elected VP. John Tower (R-oil)got elected to fill the seat in the resulting melee.

Lieberman didn't resign his seat and ran for both VP and Senate in 2000.

Did Nixon resign his seat to run in 1952?
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Hutzpa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-24-04 12:22 PM
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10. What's your point?
Seems like we are being swamped by irrelevant post, I'm I missing something here?
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liberal N proud Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-24-04 12:23 PM
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11. There is no law requiring them to do so.
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Silverhair Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Sep-24-04 12:33 PM
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12. His veep, LBJ ran for reelection to the senate while he also
ran as JFK's veep. 1960

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