Dingy and his Dim-wits have already called for an “Open selection process”.
So far as I know the appointee must be a “Republican”, but if the Dim’s have their way our new congressman will not be a conservative.
The way I read it is that the Republican State Committee makes a nomination, the Democrat State Committee makes a nomination, and other recognized parties if they wish may make a nomination (so far as I can figure this is limited to Green, Constitution, and Libertarian), then they hold a special election. Republicans dominate this district so the only way Dems can win is if the Republican vote is fractured — potentially the Constitution or Libertarian candidate could do that.
Now yes I know lawyers are really good at obfuscating clear language.
(Vacancies in the U.S. Senate are filled by the Governor’s nomination — Dingy has no say over that — Vacancies in the U.S. House are filled by special election.) They are twisting the law around to say that multiple candidates from a political party can file. As I see it that applies only for nonpartisan offices.