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GOP State Senator Appointed Missouri Lieutenant Governor.

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The constitution provides no details about how a lieutenant governor should be replaced, but it does give governors the power to fill vacancies, "unless otherwise provided by law." Missouri law, meanwhile, stipulates that the governor has the power to fill empty elected offices, but it lists a few exceptions, including the role of lieutenant governor. Another law says the governor and lieutenant governor should remain in office "until their successors are elected and qualified."

Derik governor injured in attack in Turkey's Mardin

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An attack on a government building in southeastern Turkey has wounded several people including a district governor, according to officials and state media. The office of the Derik district's governor in Mardin province, near the border with Syria, was attacked with an improvised explosive device, the local government statement said on Wednesday. Fatih Safiturk, the district governor, was wounded in the attack, officials said. There was no immediate official information on his condition, but national Haber Turk television station said he was slightly wounded. State-run Anadolu agency said the attack was carried out by the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).

Former Syracuse Mayor Is Running for NY Governor

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The Times reports Monday that the governor may now face a four-way race in November. Nixon has already won the nomination of the Working Families Party, meaning she could stay on the ballot in the general election.

GOP Hopeful to Formally Kick off Campaign for NY Governor

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Molinaro had initially said he wouldn't seek the GOP nomination for governor, but changed his mind last month after state Sen. John DeFrancisco, of Syracuse, announced he would seek the party's nomination to challenge two-term Democratic Gov. Andrew Cuomo.

Lawmakers, Governor Clash on Lieutenant Governor Proposal

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"The pros of a statewide elected person who presides over the body - supposedly, they would make independent decisions on recognizing people and of course they only vote in case of a tie. To some people, that's an advantage. The argument on the other side is that like the House of Representatives, is that we should be able to elect a member of our own body that supervises us, and if we don't like that person, or if that person has a problem, we can remove them," Harris said.