There are a few special elections coming up quick, to fill vacant seats left by state officials who are movin’ on up or retiring. More on that below.
But first, I’ll take a quick moment and acknowledge how important action is. We saw it succeed this week, when House Republicans were pressured to back down (for now) from essentially castrating the independent investigative body that polices the ethical behavior of the members of the house. President-elect Trump, who deserves some credit for it, only really questioned the timing. I do give him credit for publicly calling them out.