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Problems for Pippy in Pennsylvania. (Stateline).

The Iraqi war and troop buildup has also affected individual legislators. Representative John Pippy from Pennsylvania was running for an open Senate seat when the West Point graduate was called to active duty. According to Army rules, he had to get special permission to remain on the ballot, and he was barred from participating in his own campaign. No problem: a legion of supporters, led by his wife, carried on the campaign without him. He won, but it is unclear when he can begin serving. Rules against politicking by service members on active duty will prevent him from performing any of the duties of his office until he is demobilized.
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Geographic Code:1U2PA
Date:May 1, 2003
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