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Did Kerry give up his Senate seat?

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posted on Nov, 3 2004 @ 09:58 AM
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I was just wondering, I know that Edwards lost his seat, but what about Kerry? How much longer does he have left?




posted on Nov, 3 2004 @ 10:01 AM
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I don't remember hearing anything about him losing his seat though I think he should have resigned long ago since he was pretty much neglecting his Senate job.

I think he has two years left but I'm sure someone will set me straight if I'm wrong.


Jemison



posted on Nov, 3 2004 @ 11:36 AM
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Federal law requires that you can't hold two government jobs at the same time -- so, Kerry and Edwards both gave up their Senate seats to run for President in 2004. Similarly, Bush gave up being Governor of Texas, and Cheney gave up his Senate seat, to run for President in 2000.

So, yes, both Kerry and Edwards are basically unemployed right now. (They're both rich though, so don't cry for them!
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It's like the old saying, "The bigger the risk, the bigger the reward." The reward was the ultimate power -- the U.S. Presidency -- but to risk that reward, Kerry and Edwards had to give up the power they already had (their Senate seats). Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. C'est la vie.



posted on Nov, 3 2004 @ 11:38 AM
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Kerry is still holding his Senate seat and should be reporting back to the Hill shortly....



posted on Nov, 3 2004 @ 11:41 AM
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There is no federal law prohibiting you from maintaining your congressional seat while running for president/vp. Kerry will remain in the Senate for the next two years. See Liebermann and Bentsen in past elections.

The reason Edwards is out is because he was up for election and chose not to run for both offices - he could have but did not.



posted on Nov, 3 2004 @ 11:45 AM
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thanks guys. What will his role in the Senate be? Since Daschle lost do you think he takes over the minorityship of the senate?



posted on Nov, 3 2004 @ 11:46 AM
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Meh, I think kerry will back out of the Senate. Hes lost the bit for president, and now faces a even larger Republican majority in both houses, what could he possible hope to pull off? It would be in his better for him to give up and hop on monster.com to find a new job in a place where nobody even knows his name.



posted on Nov, 3 2004 @ 11:47 AM
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Edwards didn't run because he was way behind in the polls and would have lost his seat regardless of the outcome of the general election.



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