Should Senator Clinton Be Replaced By Senator Clinton?
That would entail President Clinton becomming Senator Clinton. The choice is New York Governor David Paterson’s to make. Whoever gets the nod would round out the last two years of Hillary Clinton’s term before a new election in 2010.
Paterson has a strong bench to choose from. There are a number of contenders, including at least eight members of New York’s delegation in the House of Representatives, New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo, Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown, Bronx Borough President Adolfo Carrion, Nassau County Executive Thomas Suozzi, Caroline Kennedy, and her cousin, Robert Kennedy Jr.
If this were to be so, it wouldn’t be unprecedented.
President John Quincy Adams lost his re-election bid in 1828. Two years later he returned to Washington after winning election as a congressman from his home state of Massachusetts. He served in the House of Representatives until his death in 1848.
President Andrew Johnson also served as a Senator from Tennessee in 1875, 7 years after the Senate acquitted him of impeachment charges. He died a few months after taking office.Click here for reuse options!
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