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To: justiceseeker93
running the current governor Paterson (who has virtually no chance for reelection next year) for Rangel’s House seat.

I don't know where Paterson's resident is. Rangel has represented his district ( which includes Harlem ) for the longest time. He could commit murder in daylight and his district will STILL vote for him. Assuming Rangel has no shame ( and I believe he does not ), he has his seat for as long as he wants.

But let's assume that Rangel will retire ( highly unlikely, but let's just assume), If Paterson is not a resident of Rangel's district, he has to establish residence. Only then can he run as their congressman. If he does that, will he win ? My guess is YES, especially if Rangel endorses him. Rangel's constituents will vote Democrat come hell or high water.
15 posted on 10/08/2009 12:33:13 PM PDT by SeekAndFind (wH)
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To: SeekAndFind
If Paterson is not a resident of Rangel's district, he has to establish residence.

I don't know where Paterson's residence is now, but I do know that the US Constitution would require a House member merely to be a resident of the state that he represents, not necessarily a resident of his district. (Not that 'Rats care about following constitutional niceties in general.) BTW, Paterson has long been associated with Rangel's Harlem district anyhow.

16 posted on 10/08/2009 1:07:25 PM PDT by justiceseeker93
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