Hastert Resigns Effective Tonight

Republican Congressman Dennis Hastert has resigned, effective tonight.

In his letter, Hastert said he chose Monday because he was advised it would give Blagojevich sufficient time to set a special primary election for Feb. 5 so voters can pick candidates to run for the remainder of his term, which ends in January 2009.

....If Blagojevich calls the special primary for that day, voters in Hastert's northern Illinois district not only will choose candidates to run for his unexpired term, but also cast ballots in a regular primary election to whittle down the candidates who will run to be Hastert's full-time replacement.

Hastert says he has no firm plans.

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    um (none / 0) (#1)
    by manys on Tue Nov 27, 2007 at 12:15:30 AM EST
    Okay, something weird is going on.

    lott and hastert. (none / 0) (#2)
    by cpinva on Tue Nov 27, 2007 at 01:57:56 AM EST
    kinda makes you wonder what skeletons are getting ready to come crashing out of their respective closets, doesn't it?

    Republicans Jumping Ship. Why? (none / 0) (#3)
    by Saul on Tue Nov 27, 2007 at 11:01:37 AM EST
    What was the reason he is quiting?  Just yesterday Lott said he was quiting at the end of December.  Why are  so many republicans all jumping ship.  They just got elected in 06.

    Goodbye Fatty, (none / 0) (#4)
    by desertswine on Tue Nov 27, 2007 at 03:37:08 PM EST
    Thanks for nuthin'.