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In last week’s Loose Lips, Staff Writer James Jones erroneously reported that a special election would be needed to fill a vacancy in the shadow U.S. senator seat (“Election Picks,” 9/8). According to an official with the D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics, D.C. Code allows the political party of the senator who vacates a seat to appoint a successor. In the event the party cannot reach consensus on a successor, the D.C. mayor would appoint someone to the vacant position.