Alexander's resignation means yet another special election this fall. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
Are these elections really that “special” anymore?
Between now and Christmas, four different states will hold special elections for federal office: a Senate race in New Jersey, plus House elections in Alabama, Louisiana and Massachusetts.
Not special enough for you? Three special elections are scheduled over a four-day stretch in mid-October.
Here’s a look at the upcoming “special” election calendar:
New Jersey Senate
Reason for vacancy: The passing of the late Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, D-N.J.
Rothenberg Political Report/Roll Call rating: Safe Democrat
The field: Newark Mayor Cory Booker, the Democratic nominee, and conservative activist Steve Lonegan, the GOP nominee.
Primary election: Booker and Lonegan won their party nominations on Aug. 13.
General election: Oct. 16