ALBANY—Let the mental chess game regarding who might run to replace Representative John McHugh, and how the process may go, begin.
I just spoke with John Conklin, a spokesman for the State Board of Elections, who hashed out a few scenarios for the actual vote–depending on what McHugh and David Paterson do next:
(1) Paterson could call a special election to fill the seat, as he did in the race to replace Kirsten Gillibrand earlier this year. He would issue a formal proclamation calling for the referendum, and then officials would have 30 to 40 days to hold the election.
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