Archive for January 14th, 2009
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It didn’t take too long for the first session of 2009 to gavel in for the partisan rancor to start. Republicans and Democrats in the House of Delegates are fighting over whether to seat the winner of a contested election that took place last night in Northern Virginia.
Democrat Charniele Herring won a slim victory over Republican Joe Murray in the special election to replace former Del. Brian Moran who resigned his seat to concentrate full time on running for Governor.
The victory of only 16 votes is within the 1% margin of victory that allows the state to pay for a recount. Democrats want Herring seated, Republicans (which control the house) say not so fast. They plan to wait for the outcome of the re-count and any other lawsuits that could up as a result before anyone is seated. That debate took up a good portion of the first session which is normally reserved for the passage of feel good bills and housekeeping issues (like the appointment of legislative pages.)
More after the jump…