HARRISBURG, Pa. (CBS/AP) — Pennsylvania will fill the empty seat of resigned U.S. Rep. Patrick Meehan in a special election on Nov. 6, the day of the general election.Sabrina Spellman Makes An Appearance On The CW's Riverdale; Kiernan Shipka Reveals 'Fans Will Get Some Clarity'
Wednesday’s announcement by Gov. Tom Wolf also will apply to the expected resignation of U.S. Rep. Charlie Dent.
“Given the calendar and timing of these announcements, it makes the most fiscal and practical sense for our county elections office to schedule these special elections on the same day as the November general election,” Wolf said in a statement.
That would leave a special election winner just two months in office before a successor picked in the general election takes over for a full two-year term in Congress.READ MORE: DA Larry Krasner Says Tourists Shouldn't Fear Coming To Philadelphia For Holidays: 'We Don't Have A Crisis Of Crime'
Meehan and Dent, both Republicans, were facing a hostile electorate in 2018 in increasingly liberal eastern Pennsylvania districts.
Meehan resigned abruptly on Friday, three months after it emerged that he had used taxpayer money to settle a former aide’s sexual harassment charges.
Dent said last year that he wouldn’t run for another term, and last month said he’d resign sometime in May.MORE NEWS: Philadelphia Weather: Delaware Valley Could See First Snowfall Of Season This Week
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