MOC up for re-election

Discussion in 'Nominations' started by jrwork, Oct 25, 2018.

  1. jrwork

    jrwork Member

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    What happens if an MOC is voted out before making nominations?? Both our senators and our representative have November deadline for nomination applications. Our representative is up for re-election. What if he loses, how does that work?!?!?!
     
  2. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Generally the successor goes with the nominations the previous MOC made. If the previous MOC made no choices then I assume the successor would use the input from the committee that is generally used. I've never seen someone losing office cause a problem for a nominee but in theory it couldhappen I suppose.
     
  3. rosepetals

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    Our representative is not running for re-election. We were told that he is submitting his slate before his successor takes office in January.
     
  4. time2

    time2 10-Year Member

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    MOC typically have a team of people who handle the actual NOM application process. The MOC, for example, isn't part of the interview panel and would simply be the person who approved their recommendations. Retiring or getting voted out of office should not impact the NOM process.
     
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    Remember that while the elections take place on November 6, the newly elected Senators or Representatives will not take office until January 3, 2019. As such, most nominations will most likely be managed by the existing Members of Congress given that all nomination slates must be submitted by January 31.
     
  6. brewmeist

    brewmeist New Member

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    This happens all the time. As the above posters have already mentioned, most MOCs have a non-partisan panel that transfer between elected officials. And for those voted out, 'Lame Ducks' are still in office until January. My son had a unique situation. Our congressional district map was redrawn this year. We no longer even reside in the district of our current congressman. However, he is still our congressman until the new MOC is sworn in for our new district come January. I have no idea how that translates to which MOC would be charged if he were to get an appointment, but again, it's nothing new. They have it all figured out.