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How does Alaska choose a Replacement US Senator if a sitting Senator is unable to continue in office?

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2008-10-29 15:33:35

Alaska's Division of Elections said that if Senator Stevens were

to win the upcoming election and then resign his seat, it would

force a special election and the governor would make a temporary

appointment to hold the seat until a new senator is elected;

however, proponents of a citizen initiative passed in 2004 said

that measure stripped the governor of the right to make Senate

appointments. The initiative was passed after then Gov. Frank

Murkowski appointed his daughter Lisa to the Senate seat he vacated

to become governor.

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