Rep. Louise Slaughter’s (D-Rochester) unexpected death last week leaves a vacant seat with no one yet coming forward to run. With people saying they would think about running after the veteran Congresswoman is laid to rest, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) is reportedly contemplating leaving the seat vacant until the regular election takes place. Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder (R) has taken a similar course of action with regard to his state’s 13th Congressional District, the seat from which former Rep. John Conyers (D-Detroit) resigned earlier in the year. In Michigan, the special congressional election will run concurrently with the regular cycle.
Candidate filing for the regular term closes on April 12th, so potential candidates don’t have much time to weigh their options.
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