BOSTON â A cancer-stricken Sen. Edward M. Kennedy has written a letter to Massachusetts leaders asking that they change state law to allow a speedy replacement of him in Congress. The letter acknowledges the state changed its succession law in 2004 to require a special election within five months to fill any vacancy. At the time, legislative Democrats â with a wide majority in both chambers â were concerned because then-Republican Gov. Mitt Romney had the power to directly fill any vacancy created as Democratic Sen. John Kerry ran for president. But Kennedy writes "it is vital for this commonwealth to have two voices speaking for the needs of its citizens and two votes in the Senate during the approximately five months between a vacancy and an election." _____________________ Democratic hypocrisy: Kennedy says its important to have 2 voices...as long as they are both Democratic. What a bunch of power hungry bastards. Laws, to them, are to be used for the advancement of the party.