Kaine Calls Special Election
Gov. Timothy M. Kaine today set a special election Dec. 11 to replace U.S. Rep. Jo Ann Davis (R-Va.), who died Oct. 6 of breast cancer.
The successor will serve the remaining year of Davis' term and would have to seek re-election next fall.
At least a half-dozen Republicans, including Davis' widower, Chuck Davis, and former Loudoun County Del. Dick Black, have announced plans to run or indicated an interest in the vacancy.
Because of the critical issues facing our nation and the need for continued and uninterrupted constituent services, it is important that the residents of the First District have representation in Congress soon," Kaine said in a statement. "We have worked in a responsible and bipartisan way with the Office of the Attorney General, the State Board of Elections, local registrars and the leaders of both major political parties to ensure that this special election can be conducted as quickly as state and federal election laws allow."
The 1st District has 448,000 registered voters in all or part of 18 counties including Prince Williiam and Fauquier.
October 23, 2007; 12:02 PM ET
Categories: Anita Kumar , Election 2007 , Timothy M. Kaine
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