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Huckabee: Still No Rush for Special Election to fill Rockefeller's Vacancy

AUGUST 2, 2006 - Posted at 5:07 p.m. CDT

 

LITTLE ROCK, AR - Governor Huckabee says he doesn't see an urgent need to call a special election for lieutenant governor to fill the vacancy created by Win Rockefeller's death.

Huckabee says he's talked with officials from both state parties, but neither have said there's an urgent need for a special election.

Rockefeller died last month at age 57 after failed treatments for a blood disorder that can lead to leukemia.  He had been in Seattle nearly a year for two bone marrow transplants, both of which were unsuccessful. 

Under the Arkansas constitution, Huckabee cannot appoint anyone to serve out the five-and-a-half months remaining in Rockefeller's term.  If the vacancy is to be filled, it will have to be done in a special election.

(Copyright 2006 by The Associated Press.  All Rights Reserved.)

 

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