Tuesday, May 10, 2016
CA-11: Congressman Mark DeSaulnier Has Cancer But Will Continue Campaign
Congressman Mark DeSaulnier was diagnosed with cancer but announced he will continue to run for re-election. He has to run for re-election. He’s on the June California ballot and you can’t get off the ballot once you're on it. What’s more, if he finishes top two, and he will, he’s on the November ballot and can’t get off that. He can't get off if he's ill or even if he passes away. The two names on the November ballot are set in June and that’s that. If someone were elected but couldn't serve they’d subsequently have a special election to determine someone who would.