Party hacks will be disappointed - if Sen. Bernie Sanders becomes Pres. Sanders, Gov. Phil Scott will name an independent to fill his seat in the U.S. Senate. Our next senator would be someone who isn’t seeking to become our next senator.
"Scott, a Republican, said he would abide by Vermont's tradition of naming a replacement from the same party as the outgoing officeholder — in Sanders' case, an independent. The governor said he would not appoint anyone to the interim position who planned to run in the special election because doing so would give that person "a leg up" in the race. "I wouldn't think that would be fair," he said. "So I'd probably try to find an independent who is not affiliated with either party and not seeking to become the next senator.""
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