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Fourth GOP Senate Candidate Says Senate Elections Should Be Unconstituitonal

By Ian Millhiser on August 15, 2012 at 2:50 pm

"Fourth GOP Senate Candidate Says Senate Elections Should Be Unconstituitonal"

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On Monday, ThinkProgress reported that three current Republican U.S. Senate candidates want to change the Constitution to make their own race for senate unconstitutional. As it turns out, the number is at least four. Former Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-MI), who is running against incumbent Sen. Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), believes that the Seventeenth Amendment should be repealed. Before this amendment, the Constitution provided for state legislatures to select senators, rather than voters. The other three senate candidates who believe that senate races just have too much darn democracy in them are Richard Mourdock (R-IN), Todd Akin (R-MO) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ).

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