Posted: November 18, 2008
Rivals in two House races both attend congressional orientation
With litigation pending, the official count not yet certified, and a likely automatic recount not yet begun, Steve Stivers and Mary Jo Kilroy agree that they should both be at the congressional orientiation for freshman members this week. Both say that voters in the 15th district should not be harmed by the lengthy process of determining which of them will eventually win the congressional seat. Similarly, Charlie Brown and Tom McClintock, currently separated by about 1,000 votes in CA-4, will both attend as well according to this Politicker report. Fortunately, most of the candidates in as-yet-undecided races have taken this approach on how to proceed while we wait for results. The exception has been the Minnesota Senate race in which partisan accusations have been lobbed back and forth between the candidates.